- to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc.
- to provide or supply (often followed by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed.
- paper pulp and any ingredients added to it prior to its introduction into a papermaking machine.
Origin of furnish
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Examples from the Web for refurnish
I am not going to refurnish the rooms for you, or anything of that kind.The Prime Minister
"It will just redeem my diamonds, and refurnish the house," said Lady Frances.Pelham, Complete
It is, of course, not always possible to refurnish a room when it is redecorated.The Decoration of Houses
So he ordered his servants to make great preparations for her coming, and to refurnish the palace.
They congratulated themselves on having ousted him so easily, and began to refurnish their chamber.Lives of the Fur Folk
M. D. Haviland
- to provide (a house, room, etc) with furniture, carpets, etc
- to equip with what is necessary; fit out
- to give; supplythe records furnished the information required
Word Origin and History for refurnish
mid-15c., from Middle French furniss-, present participle stem of furnir "furnish, accomplish," from Old French fornir (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fornire, alteration of *fromire, from West Germanic *frumjan "forward movement, advancement" (cf. Old High German frumjan "to do, execute, provide"), from Proto-Germanic *fram- "forwards" (see from). Meaning "to provide" (something) is from 1520s. Related: Furnished; furnishing.