noun Etymology: Middle French fourniture, from fournir Date: 1542 equipment that is necessary, useful, or desirable: as a. archaic the trappings of a horse b. movable articles used in readying an area (as a room or patio) for occupancy or use

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  • furniture — ► NOUN 1) the movable articles that are used to make a room or building suitable for living or working in, such as tables, chairs, or desks. 2) the small accessories or fittings that are required for a particular task or function: door furniture …   English terms dictionary

  • Furniture — Fur ni*ture, n. [F. fourniture. See {Furnish}, v. t.] 1. That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment. [1913 Webster] The form and all the furniture of the earth. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] The thoughts which make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furniture — fur‧ni‧ture [ˈfɜːnɪtʆə ǁ ˈfɜːrnɪtʆər] noun [uncountable] PROPERTY large movable objects such as chairs, tables, and beds that you use in a room to make it comfortable to live or work in: • The store sells everything from office furniture to paper …   Financial and business terms

  • furniture — 1520s, act of furnishing, from M.Fr. fourniture, from fournir furnish (see FURNISH (Cf. furnish)). Sense of chairs, tables, etc.; household stuff (1570s) is unique to English; most other European languages derive their words for this from L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • furniture — [n] household property appliance, appointment, bed, bookcase, buffet, bureau, cabinet, chair, chattel, chest, commode, couch, counter, cupboard, davenport, desk, dresser, effect, equipment, fittings, furnishing, goods, highboy, hutch, movables,… …   New thesaurus

  • furniture — [fʉr′ni chər] n. [Fr fourniture < fournir, FURNISH] 1. Obs. the act of furnishing 2. the things, usually movable, in a room, apartment, etc. which equip it for living, as chairs, sofas, tables, beds, etc. 3. the necessary equipment of a… …   English World dictionary

  • furniture — furnitureless, adj. /ferr ni cheuhr/, n. 1. the movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like. 2. fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something. 3. equipment for …   Universalium

  • Furniture — For the UK band, see Furniture (band). A dining table for two Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work… …   Wikipedia

  • furniture — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ antique, period ▪ an 18th century town house, complete with period furniture ▪ contemporary, modern ▪ fine, quality …   Collocations dictionary

  • furniture — n. 1) to upholster furniture 2) antique; garden, lawn, outdoor, patio; modem; office; period; secondhand, used; unfinished (esp. AE) furniture 3) an article, piece, stick of furniture * * * [ fɜːnɪtʃə] garden lawn modern office outdoor …   Combinatory dictionary

  • furniture — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Movable equipment for office, home, etc. See also light, music. Nouns 1. furniture, [home] furnishings, household effects, movables. 2. seat, throne, dais; [Adirondack, Bath, Barcelona, barber, basket,… …   English dictionary for students

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