What does furniture mean?

Definitions for furniture
ˈfɜr nɪ tʃərfur·ni·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniturenoun

    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"


  1. furniturenoun

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

  2. furniturenoun

    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. furniturenoun

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

  4. Etymology: From fourniture, from fournir.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Furniturenoun

    Etymology: fourniture, Fr. from furnish.

    No man can transport his large retinue, his sumptuous fare, and his rich furniture into another world. Robert South, Sermons.

    There are many noble palaces in Venice: their furniture is not commonly very rich, if we except the pictures from the hands of the best masters. Addison.

    By a general conflagration mankind shall be destroyed, with the form and all the furniture of the earth. John Tillotson.

    Young Clarion, with vauntful lustyhed,
    After his guise did cast abroad to fare,
    And thereto ’gan his furnitures prepare. Edmund Spenser.

    The duke is coming: see, the barge be ready,
    And fit it with such furniture as suits
    The greatness of his person. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    The ground must be of a mixt brown, and large enough, or the horse’s furniture must be of very sensible colours. Dryd.


  1. furniture

    Furniture refers to movable items designed to support various human activities such as sitting, sleeping, eating, and storing objects. It includes objects like chairs, tables, beds, desks, shelves, cabinets, etc., that are used to make living spaces functional and comfortable. They are typically made from materials such as wood, metal, plastic, or other resources. In interior design, furniture plays a significant role in determining the aesthetic appeal of a space.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furnitureverb

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

  2. Furnitureverb

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

  3. Furnitureverb

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

  4. Furnitureverb

    the masts and rigging of a ship

  5. Furnitureverb

    the mountings of a gun

  6. Furnitureverb

    builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings

  7. Furnitureverb

    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. Furnitureverb

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

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


  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

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  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. Elizabeth Dodson:

    The first tip to decluttering your home starts with taking a home inventory which includes itemizing and taking photos of your personal property, this means going into each room in the house one by one and documenting all the items which include furniture, electronics, decorative items, houseware, clothing, tools and any collections like wine, jewelry, coins, art, antiques, sports memorabilia, etc. The first value of doing this is ending up with a home inventory for insurance purposes to make sure you are not under-insured, and you are prepared to make a claim if a disaster strikes such as a tornado, wildfire, hurricane, flood, etc. damages your home.

  2. Liu Chao:

    If you have money, you can smash anything - smash some TVs, computers, wine bottles, furniture, mannequins, but the only thing you can't do is to smash someone.

  3. Mauricio Pochettino:

    When you talk about Tottenham, everyone says you have an amazing house, but you need to put in the furniture, if you want to have a lovely house, maybe you need better furniture. And it depends on your budget if you are going to spend money.

  4. Taines White:

    The interest has completely spiked in the last few days, several hundred people have filled out our volunteer form, and there is an explosion of people donating furniture and household items.

  5. 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.

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