Furnish meaning

fûrnĭsh
To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment.
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(figuratively) To supply or give.

To furnish a family with provisions; to furnish the mind with ideas.

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The definition of furnish is to provide or to fill a home with furniture.

When you provide someone with information, this is an example of a situation where you furnish information.

When you fill a house with couches and chairs and beds and other items necessary to live comfortably, this is an example of a situation where you furnish the house.

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To have as an available or desirable feature.

A courtyard that furnishes a fine view.

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To supply; provide; give.

To furnish information.

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Material used to create an engineered product.
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To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
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Origin of furnish

  • Middle English furnisshen from Old French fournir fourniss- of Germanic origin per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English furnysshen, from Old French furniss-, stem of certain parts of furnir, fornir (Modern French fournir), from Germanic, from Frankish *frumjan (“to complete, execute”), from Proto-Germanic *frumjaną (“to further, promote”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forward”). Cognate with Old High German frumjan (“to perform, provide”), Old High German fruma (“utility, gain”), Old English fremu (“profit, advantage”), Old English fremian (“to promote, perform”). More at frame, frim.

    From Wiktionary