- 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 well-furnished
In the eery light a well-furnished living room was revealed.When the Sleepers Woke
Arthur Leo Zagat
A bed of goose feathers is required to complete a well-furnished house.Welsh Folk-Lore
A well-furnished chamber was provided for him in that immense chateau.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
We were standing out in the well-furnished hall and I glanced around.The Stretton Street Affair
William Le Queux
I daresay with patience and pains you will get a well-furnished house after all.The Crown of Success
Charlotte Maria Tucker
- (of a room, house, etc) fitted out or decorated with attractive or good quality furniture, carpets, etcwell furnished with tapestries and porcelain
- amply stocked, equipped, or suppliedhe was well furnished with notebooks
- 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 well-furnished
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.