- furniture, carpeting, etc., for a house or room.
- articles or accessories of dress: men's furnishings.
Definition for furnishing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of furnish
Examples from the Web for furnishing
Hence the States were remiss in furnishing their quotas of men and money.Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2|John Frederick Schroeder
Isabel, do you think it was right to put people in the rooms I had spent so much time and money in furnishing?A Reconstructed Marriage|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Buonaparte laid out immense sums in furnishing and beautifying the Palais here.Before and after Waterloo|Edward Stanley
We could tell by the change of furnishing when we had reached a new district.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
In the North, there were fisheries of singular importance, capable of furnishing enormous additions to the wealth of the country.
British Dictionary definitions for furnishing
Word Origin for furnish
Word Origin and History for furnishing
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.