Synonyms for Varnish:

n.

disinfectant, cream lacquer, cleaner, borax, golden oak, green lacquer, sheet-gold lacquer, dishwashing liquid, bleach, air freshener, cherry, walnut, abrasive, mahogany, brown lacquer, japan black, foam, silver wire lacquer, light pine, cleanser, dark oak, lacquer red, gold-rust, French Polish, dark pine. paint, blanket, sugarcoat, surface, put a good face on, gild, true, membrane, skin, whitewash, plate, veneer, color, paper over, layer, cover. paper, cement, carpet, tile, wax, plaster, board over, ice. coat (noun)
plaster, layer.
coating (noun)
blanket, skin, membrane.
cover (noun)
seal.
covering (noun)
paint.
resin (noun)
copalite, balsam, lacquer, guaiacum, mastic, oleoresin, gum shellac, chicle, coal tar, resin, gum ammoniac, agar, ambergris, camphor, frankincense, algin, shellac, tar, mineral pitch, pitch, amber, bitumen, myrrh, gum, sealing wax, asphalt, rosin.
varnish (noun)
seal.

v.

coat (verb)
plate.
contact (verb)
seal.
disguise (verb)
whitewash, color.
varnish (verb)
paint, gild, cover, surface, veneer, shellac, wax, lacquer.

Other synonyms:

board over. cover, whitewash, sugarcoat, gild. tile. carpet. cement, plaster, paper, ice. wax. plate. Other relevant words:
gild, tile, paint, carpet, plaster, seal, cover, bleach, membrane, put a good face on, cleanser, skin, blanket, veneer, mahogany, surface, paper, borax, cement, ice, true, whitewash, cleaner, wax, cherry, foam, color, paper over, layer, plate, sugarcoat, disinfectant, abrasive, walnut.

Usage examples for varnish

  1. Below, on his left, is a large jar labelled " Varnish – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  2. After I had eat something I walked to Gresham College, where I heard my Lord Bruncker was, and there got a promise of the receipt of the fine varnish which I shall be glad to have. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. My head was pretty clear going home, and as I passed the place it struck me that I'd left out the only varnish brush I had. – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson