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  1. furnishings,
    1. furniture, carpeting, etc., for a house or room.
    2. articles or accessories of dress: men's furnishings.
  2. that with which anything is furnished.

Origin of furnishing

First recorded in 1490–1500; furnish + -ing1
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pl n
  1. furniture and accessories, including carpets and curtains, with which a room, house, etc, is furnished
  2. US and Canadian articles of dress and accessories
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Word Origin and History for furnishings


articles of furniture, c.1600, plural verbal noun from furnish (v.).

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