What does furnish mean?

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ˈfɜr nɪʃfur·nish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supply, provide, render, furnishverb

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  2. furnishverb

    provide or equip with furniture

    "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"

Wiktionary

  1. furnishnoun

    Material used to create an engineered product.

  2. furnishverb

    To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment.

  3. furnishverb

    To supply or give.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furnishverb

    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. Furnishverb

    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. Furnishnoun

    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.

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

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  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. Peter Ustinov:

    Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    The law is very clear, the law says that upon written request from the chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means or the chairman of( Senate) Finance or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation... the Secretary shall furnish, shall -- not may, should, could -- shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request.

  3. 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.

  4. Connie Phillips:

    We provide a home for them to live in, we furnish the home, we provide food, we make sure that they have everything they need, and then we begin to work with them so that they can learn about our culture, they can understand how to live in this new community that they find themselves in. We help enroll their children in school and work with them about understanding how the American school system works, and we help them with health care as well as employment.

  5. Author Unknown:

    If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.

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