- furniture, carpeting, etc., for a house or room.
- articles or accessories of dress: men's furnishings.
- that with which anything is furnished.
Origin of furnishing
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Examples from the Web for furnishings
When Mendoza started to investigate, he found that every single piece of The Cathedral's furnishings were completely legal.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Some of its furnishings are so delicate that I hardly like to touch them.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Then he inspected the room and its furnishings with interest.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
The room, the furnishings, his silken robe, everything was strange.
He had no eyes for the furnishings, the cheap comfort with which he was surrounded.The Twins of Suffering Creek
"I want you to help me buy the furnishings for the new rooms," I said almost at once.A Daughter of the Middle Border
- 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.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper