verb (used with object)
Origin of furnish
Examples from the Web for refurnishing
Those were beautiful new blankets, bought in New York when refurnishing their guest-room.Life in the Confederate Army|Arthur Peronneau Ford
Le remained at Mondreer, only riding over to Greenbushes every day to superintend the repairs and refurnishing of his house.Her Mother's Secret|Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Congress was considering an appropriation of five thousand dollars for refurnishing.A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
For example, a question lately arose about the refurnishing of the house.
Lady Sarah cast a glance round its regrettable newness; Jenny's refurnishing had not availed to obliterate all traces of that.The Great Miss Driver|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for refurnishing
Word Origin for furnish
Word Origin and History for refurnishing
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.