- 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 refurnishing
She took over the refurnishing and redecorating of his house with eager hands.To Love
But the refurnishing of the superintendent's parlor is the slightest of our needs.Dear Enemy
He would want their assistance in refurnishing his ancestral halls.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff
Robert B. Brough
It is upholstering the hills, decorating the woods, and refurnishing the fields.In Pastures Green
Those were beautiful new blankets, bought in New York when refurnishing their guest-room.Life in the Confederate Army
Arthur Peronneau Ford
- 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 refurnishing
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.