Definitions for furnitureˈfɜr nɪ tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fur•ni•tureˈfɜr nɪ tʃər(n.)

  1. the movable articles, as tables, chairs, or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.

    Category: Furniture

  2. fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.

  3. pieces of wood or metal for holding pages of type in place in a chase.

    Category: Printing

Origin of furniture:

1520–30; < F fourniture, der. of fournir to furnish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture(noun)

    furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

    "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. furniture(noun)ˈfɜr nɪ tʃər

    chairs, tables, sofas, and other objects put into a house or office

    office furniture; a piece of furniture

Wiktionary

  1. furniture(Noun)

    The harness, trappings etc. of a horse or other animal.

  2. furniture(Noun)

    An item, or, used collectively, items, usually in a room, which enhance the room's characteristics, functionally and/or decoratively.

    The woman does not even have one stick of furniture moved in yet.

  3. furniture(Noun)

    Equipment worn by a falcon or hawk to facilitate handling by the falconer / austringer, e.g. jesses

  4. Origin: From fourniture, from fournir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furniture(verb)

    that with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment

  2. Furniture(verb)

    articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc

  3. Furniture(verb)

    the necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc

  4. Furniture(verb)

    the masts and rigging of a ship

  5. Furniture(verb)

    the mountings of a gun

  6. Furniture(verb)

    builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings

  7. Furniture(verb)

    pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the form in its place in the chase

  8. Furniture(verb)

    a mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture

Freebase

  1. Furniture

    Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping. Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work, or to store things. Furniture can be a product of design and is considered a form of decorative art. In addition to furniture's functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose. It can be made from many materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Furniture can be made using a variety of woodworking joints which often reflect the local culture.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'furniture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3015

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'furniture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1947

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'furniture' in Nouns Frequency: #1229


Translations for furniture

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

furniture(noun)

things in a house etc such as tables, chairs, beds etc

modern funiture.

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