[ fur-ni-cher ]
/ ˈfɜr nɪ tʃər /
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the movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.
equipment for streets and other public areas, as lighting standards, signs, benches, or litter bins.
Also called bearer, dead metal. Printing. pieces of wood or metal, less than type high, set in and about pages of type to fill them out and hold the type in place in a chase.
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Origin of furniture
1520–30; <French fourniture, derivative of fournir to furnish
OTHER WORDS FROM furniturefur·ni·ture·less, adjective
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How to use furniture in a sentence
From one they took his best horses, from another they took linen, clothes, and other furnitures and victual.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
But they have no Magazines in Silesia, no Siege-furnitures; and the season is far spent.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
In our home, furnitures and even the manner of maids hair-dressing were all in genuine Japanese style.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
And all those furnitures were appoynted to be geuen to him that should do best that day.
Who replied that without Money and other furnitures, he could not conueniently execute hys commaundement.
British Dictionary definitions for furniture
/ (ˈfɜːnɪtʃə) /
the movable, generally functional, articles that equip a room, house, etc
the equipment necessary for a ship, factory, etc
printing lengths of wood, plastic, or metal, used in assembling formes to create the blank areas and to surround the type
the wooden parts of a rifle
obsolete the full armour, trappings, etc, for a man and horse
the attitudes or characteristics that are typical of a person or thingthe furniture of the murderer's mind
part of the furniture informal someone or something that is so long established in an environment as to be accepted as an integral part of ithe has been here so long that he is part of the furniture
Word Origin for furniture
C16: from French fourniture, from fournir to equip, furnish
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