- 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 unfurnished
Yet to my unfurnished eyes, the early Tea Party folks looked like a convention of harmless, if fairly cranked-up Walmart greeters.Why Democrats Should Blame Themselves for the Tea Party
April 20, 2010
There were two or three unfurnished rooms on the second floor.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Most of the rooms were unfurnished, but none the less Holmes inspected them all minutely.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
The house was not empty, in the sense that it was unfurnished.Jack O' Judgment
He had indeed a house, but it was unfurnished, so that he could not take me in.True to His Home
With the exception of the tarpaulins, the seats, and the tiller, the boat was unfurnished.The Iron Pirate
- (of a room, property, etc) not having any furniture
- 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 unfurnished
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.