Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece of equipment necessary or useful for comfort or convenience.
  • noun The furniture, appliances, and other movable articles in a home or other building.
  • noun Wearing apparel and accessories.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of providing with furniture or fittings of any kind.
  • noun plural Fittings of any kind; especially, the smaller articles used in fitting up anything, as a building, vehicle, etc.: as, builders' or upholsterers' furnishings.
  • noun A subsidiary appendage or adjunct; an incidental part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of furnish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
  • noun (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
  • noun the act of decorating a house or room

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nancy finished what she termed furnishing: out went the horsehair, the hideous chandeliers, the stuffy books, the Recamier statuary, and an army of upholsterers, wood-workers, etc., from Boston and New York invaded the place.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • Nancy finished what she termed furnishing: out went the horsehair, the hideous chandeliers, the stuffy books, the Recamier statuary, and an army of upholsterers, wood-workers, etc., from Boston and New York invaded the place.

    A Far Country — Complete

  • Nancy finished what she termed furnishing: out went the horsehair, the hideous chandeliers, the stuffy books, the Recamier statuary, and an army of upholsterers, wood-workers, etc., from Boston and New York invaded the place.

    A Far Country — Volume 2

  • Meanwhile, the Obama campaign said it would begin furnishing the cities and states of its bundlers on its Web site — the campaign currently publishes the names of all of its bundlers who raise more than $50,000, $100,000 and $200,000 but provides no other information.

    McCain, Obama Camps Promise to Disclose More Donor Information - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Meanwhile, the Obama campaign said it would begin furnishing the cities and states of its bundlers on its Web site — the campaign currently publishes the names of all of its bundlers who raise more than $50,000, $100,000 and $200,000 but provides no other information.

    McCain, Obama Camps Promise to Disclose More Donor Information - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • After the death of Henry VIII, the princesses were able to assume full control in furnishing their households.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Subtler and more far-reaching means of invading privacy have become available to the government … The progress of science in furnishing the government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping.

    Big Brother Is Listening

  • Subtler and more far-reaching means of invading privacy have become available to the government … The progress of science in furnishing the government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping.

    Big Brother Is Listening

  • But in furnishing its imaginary, cultural platform for the revival of liberal politics in America, The West Wing has also slipped into an uncritical cult of personality — much as the adoration of Bill Clinton has in the real-life house of liberalism.

    The Feel Good Presidency

  • But in furnishing its imaginary, cultural platform for the revival of liberal politics in America, The West Wing has also slipped into an uncritical cult of personality — much as the adoration of Bill Clinton has in the real-life house of liberalism.

    The Feel Good Presidency

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