1. A protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.
2. Any of various resinous varnishes, especially a resinous varnish obtained from a Japanese tree, Rhus verniciflua, used to produce a highly polished, lustrous surface on wood or the like.
3. Also called lacquer ware, especially of wood, coated with such a varnish, and often inlaid: They collected fine Oriental lacquers.
Did you add a coat of lacquer to that table?
This foreign lacquer sure was expensive.
Be careful! That's lacquer ware coated with gold flecks.