Definitions for furnishˈfɜr nɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fur•nish*ˈfɜr nɪʃ(v.t.)

  1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary appliances, esp. furniture.

  2. to provide or supply (often fol. by with):

    The delay furnished me with extra time.

* Syn: furnish , appoint , equip refer to providing something necessary or useful. furnish often refers to providing necessary or customary objects or services that increase living comfort: to furnish a bedroom with a bed, desk, and chair.appoint , a more formal word, now usu. used in the past participle, means to supply completely with all requisites or accessories, often in an elegant style: a well-appointed hotel; a fully appointed suite. equip means to supply with necessary materials or apparatus for a particular action, service, or undertaking; it emphasizes preparation: to equip a vessel; to equip a soldier.

Origin of furnish:

1400–50; < OF furniss-, long s. of furnir to accomplish, furnish < Gmc


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. furnish(verb)ˈfɜr nɪʃ

    to put furniture in a room, house, etc.

    The room was beautifully furnished.

  2. furnishˈfɜr nɪʃ

    to provide

    The king furnished the explorers with all the equipment.


  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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Translations for furnish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to provide (a house etc) with furniture

We spent a lot of money on furnishing our house.

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