What does furnish mean?

Definitions for furnishˈfɜr nɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word furnish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supply, provide, render, furnish(verb)

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  2. furnish(verb)

    provide or equip with furniture

    "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"

Wiktionary

  1. furnish(Noun)

    Material used to create an engineered product.

  2. furnish(Verb)

    To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment.

  3. furnish(Verb)

    To supply or give.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furnish(verb)

    to supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house

  2. Furnish(verb)

    to offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense

  3. Furnish(noun)

    that which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply

  4. Origin: [OF. furnir, fornir, to furnish, finish, F. fournir; akin to Pr. formir, furmir, fromir, to accomplish, satisfy, fr. OHG. frumjan to further, execute, do, akin to E. frame. See Frame, v. t., and -ish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Furnish

    fur′nish, v.t. to fit up or supply completely, or with what is necessary: to equip (with).—adj. Fur′nished, stocked with furniture.—n. Fur′nisher.—n.pl. Fur′nishings, fittings of any kind, esp. articles of furniture, &c., within a house: (Shak.) any incidental part.—n. Fur′nishment. [O. Fr. furniss-, furnir—Old High Ger. frummjan, to do.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'furnish' in Verbs Frequency: #1071

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of furnish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of furnish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas a Kempis:

    The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A man builds a fine house and now he has a master, and a task for life he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude: Works and Days, 1870:

    A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

  5. Zainol Mohd Isa:

    As a responsible airport operator, Malaysia Airports undertakes to verify all claims of aircraft ownership with the relevant authorities. Thus far, we have not been able to do so to our satisfaction, as such, we urge the rightful owner to furnish us with the required information for verification purposes.

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