What does furnish mean?

Definitions for furnish
ˈfɜr nɪʃfur·nish

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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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Furnish(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. furnish

    To provide; to equip; as, to furnish one with arms for defense.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce furnish?

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How to say furnish in sign language?

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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

Examples of furnish in a Sentence

  1. Edgar Degas:

    The museums are here to teach the history of art and something more as well, for, if they stimulate in the weak a desire to imitate, they furnish the strong with the means of their emancipation.

  2. Gene Roddenberry:

    You, The audience, furnish it's propulsion. With a wondrous leap of imagination, you make it into a real spaceship that can take us into the far reaches of the galaxy and sometimes even to the depths of the human soul.

  3. Audrey Hepburn:

    It's sad if people think that's (homemaking) a dull existance, [but] you can't just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It's the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don't want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn't it?

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.:

    A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.

  5. Anthony Burgess:

    Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.

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