Furniture meaning

fûrnĭ-chər
Furniture is defined as moveable things like tables, chairs and sofas that are used to make a house or building a comfortable place to live.

An example of furniture is a couch or a chair or a table.

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(obs.) The act of furnishing.
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(archaic) Necessary equipment, as for a saddle horse or sailing ship.
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The movable articles in a room or an establishment that make it fit for living or working.
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The things, usually movable, in a room, apartment, etc. which equip it for living, as chairs, sofas, tables, beds, etc.
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The necessary equipment of a machine, ship, trade, etc.
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(archaic) Full equipment for a man and horse, as armor, harness, etc.
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Fittings, such as handles, of a door, coffin, or other wooden item.
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(printing) Pieces of wood, metal, or plastic used to fill in blank areas in type forms.
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(now usually uncountable) Large movable item(s), usually in a room, which enhance(s) the room's characteristics, functionally or decoratively.

The woman does not even have one stick of furniture moved in yet.

How much furniture did they leave behind?

A chair is furniture. Sofas are also furniture.

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

  • Old French fourniture from fournir to furnish furnish

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

  • From Middle French fourniture (“a supply, or the act of furnishing”), from fournir (“to furnish”).

    From Wiktionary