What does furniture mean?

Definitions for furniture
ˈfɜr nɪ tʃərfur·ni·ture

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. furniture(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From fourniture, from fournir.

  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.

    Etymology: From fourniture, from fournir.

  3. furniture(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From fourniture, from fournir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furniture(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  2. Furniture(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  3. Furniture(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  4. Furniture(verb)

    the masts and rigging of a ship

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  5. Furniture(verb)

    the mountings of a gun

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  6. Furniture(verb)

    builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

  8. Furniture(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Furniture

    fur′ni-tūr, n. movables, either for use or ornament, with which a house is equipped: equipage, the trappings of a horse, &c.: decorations: the necessary appendages in some arts, &c.: (print.) the pieces of wood or metal put round pages of type to make proper margins and fill the spaces between the pages and the chase. [Fr. fourniture.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. furniture

    The rigging, sails, spars, anchors, cables, boats, tackle, provisions, and every article with which a ship is fitted out. The insurance risk may continue on them when put on shore, during a repair.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. furniture

    In a military sense, applies to certain articles which are allowed in barracks, to which are added household utensils, etc. Horse furniture, are ornaments and embellishments which are adopted by military men when they are mounted for service or parade, consisting chiefly of housings, saddle-cloth, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. furniture

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and style.

    The furniture is so varied these days, the style is amazing, so vibrant, modern and fresh.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce furniture?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say furniture in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of furniture in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of furniture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of furniture in a Sentence

  1. Dee Hock:

    The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

  2. Stacy Clemes:

    You're told traditionally, 'Sit, be quiet and learn,' so the sitting is kind of ingrained from a very early age, if we can get in and start changing ... behaviors in children ... standing will become the norm, so when these individuals then go into the workplace, they'll hopefully expect similar furniture and will be reducing their overall sitting time, which hopefully should then have long-term benefits to health.

  3. Allison Caccoma of Caccoma Interiors:

    Don’t purchase anything until you have the entire room worked out — the rug, furniture, window treatments and lighting.

  4. Jennifer Aniston:

    I know Matt LeBlanc doesn't want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it, or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot 'The Golden Girls' and spend our last years together on wicker furniture.

  5. Fran Lebowitz:

    No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.

Images & Illustrations of furniture

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