A varnish, consisting of a solution of shell-lac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; -- used for varnishing metals, papier- maché, and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made.
- Any of various clear or colored synthetic coatings made by dissolving nitrocellulose or other cellulose derivatives together with plasticizers and pigments in a mixture of volatile solvents and used to impart a high gloss to surfaces.
- A glossy, resinous material, such as the exudation of the lacquer tree, used as a surface coating.
- A finish that is baked onto the inside of food and beverage cans.
- To coat with lacquer.
- To give a sleek, glossy finish to.