[ fur-ni-shing ]
/ ˈfɜr nɪ ʃɪŋ /


  1. furniture, carpeting, etc., for a house or room.
  2. articles or accessories of dress: men's furnishings.
that with which anything is furnished.

Origin of furnishing

First recorded in 1490–1500; furnish + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for furnishings


/ (ˈfɜːnɪʃɪŋz) /

pl n

furniture and accessories, including carpets and curtains, with which a room, house, etc, is furnished
US and Canadian articles of dress and accessories
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Word Origin and History for furnishings



articles of furniture, c.1600, plural verbal noun from furnish (v.).

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