Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deprive of furnishing, furniture, or necessaries of any kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To strip of furniture; to divest; to strip.

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

  • verb transitive To strip (a place) of defences or defenders.
  • verb transitive To strip of furniture.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ furnish.

Examples

  • "And now it's your turn to talk of M. Lenoble, dear," she would say naively, when she had entertained Diana with the minute details of her last conversation with her lover, or a lively sketch of the delights of that ideal cottage which she loved to furnish and unfurnish in accordance with the new fancy of the hour.

    Charlotte's Inheritance

  • "Well, then, if that is the case, we will unfurnish this house, and, as soon as you please, go back to Brompton Hall."

    Olla Podrida

  • Writing to my father to-night not to unfurnish our house in the country for my sister, who is going to her own house, because I think I may have occasion myself to come thither; and so I do, by our being put out of the Office, which do not at all trouble me to think of.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1668 N.S.

  • Writing to my father to-night not to unfurnish our house in the country for my sister, who is going to her own house, because I think I may have occasion myself to come thither; and so I do, by our being put out of the Office, which do not at all trouble me to think of.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Writing to my father to-night not to unfurnish our house in the country for my sister, who is going to her own house, because I think I may have occasion myself to come thither; and so I do, by our being put out of the Office, which do not at all trouble me to think of.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, August 1668

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