furbish


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fur·bish

 (fûr′bĭsh)
tr.v. fur·bished, fur·bish·ing, fur·bish·es
1. To brighten by cleaning or rubbing; polish.
2. To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.

[Middle English furbishen, from Old French fourbir, fourbiss-, from Frankish *furbjan.]

fur′bish·er n.

furbish

(ˈfɜːbɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to make bright by polishing; burnish
2. (often foll by up) to improve the appearance or condition of; renovate; restore
[C14: from Old French fourbir to polish, of Germanic origin]
ˈfurbisher n

fur•bish

(ˈfɜr bɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to restore to freshness of appearance or good condition (often fol. by up).
2. to polish.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French forbiss-, long s. of forbir to polish, clean < Germanic; compare Old High German furben to clean]
fur′bish•er, n.

furbish


Past participle: furbished
Gerund: furbishing

Imperative
furbish
furbish
Present
I furbish
you furbish
he/she/it furbishes
we furbish
you furbish
they furbish
Preterite
I furbished
you furbished
he/she/it furbished
we furbished
you furbished
they furbished
Present Continuous
I am furbishing
you are furbishing
he/she/it is furbishing
we are furbishing
you are furbishing
they are furbishing
Present Perfect
I have furbished
you have furbished
he/she/it has furbished
we have furbished
you have furbished
they have furbished
Past Continuous
I was furbishing
you were furbishing
he/she/it was furbishing
we were furbishing
you were furbishing
they were furbishing
Past Perfect
I had furbished
you had furbished
he/she/it had furbished
we had furbished
you had furbished
they had furbished
Future
I will furbish
you will furbish
he/she/it will furbish
we will furbish
you will furbish
they will furbish
Future Perfect
I will have furbished
you will have furbished
he/she/it will have furbished
we will have furbished
you will have furbished
they will have furbished
Future Continuous
I will be furbishing
you will be furbishing
he/she/it will be furbishing
we will be furbishing
you will be furbishing
they will be furbishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furbishing
you have been furbishing
he/she/it has been furbishing
we have been furbishing
you have been furbishing
they have been furbishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furbishing
you will have been furbishing
he/she/it will have been furbishing
we will have been furbishing
you will have been furbishing
they will have been furbishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furbishing
you had been furbishing
he/she/it had been furbishing
we had been furbishing
you had been furbishing
they had been furbishing
Conditional
I would furbish
you would furbish
he/she/it would furbish
we would furbish
you would furbish
they would furbish
Past Conditional
I would have furbished
you would have furbished
he/she/it would have furbished
we would have furbished
you would have furbished
they would have furbished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.furbish - polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

furbish

verb
1. To give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction:
2. To make new or as if new again:
Idiom: give a new look to.
Translations

furbish

[ˈfɜːbɪʃ] VT to furbish uprenovar, restaurar

furbish

vt
(= polish)blank reiben, (auf)polieren
(= smarten up)aufpolieren

furbish

[ˈfɜːbɪʃ] vt (polish) → lucidare; (renovate, smarten) → ravvivare
References in classic literature ?
We arrived in time to furbish up and get to the English church before services began.
She would have Sophie to look over all her "toilettes," as she called frocks; to furbish up any that were "passees," and to air and arrange the new.
Then, signior, I lay on you my sovereign behest to furbish up your lungs and other vocal organs, as they will be wanted on my royal service.
As the height of luxury, Meg put out some of her sewing, and then found time hang so heavily that she fell to snipping and spoiling her clothes in her attempts to furbish them up a`la Moffat.
As soon as they could furbish up their helmets and shields, therefore, and gird on their trusty swords, they came thronging to Iolchos, and clambered on board the new galley.
Scott Ward and Cameron Vail are moving their home goods store Current and Furbish from Seattle to Bellingham.
He has also fostered many North American green roof experts in their early days, including Ed Snodgrass (green roof plant grower and author of Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide), Charlie Miller (Roofmeadow), Kurt Horvath (Green Roof Solutions), and Michael Furbish (Furbish Company).
In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Joanne Furbish and her husband, Dan, of Westborough, Michelle Matthews of Westborough and Kerrie Julian and her husband, Charles, of Upton; one brother, Hugh Matthews and one sister, Audrey Stone both of Medford and five grandchildren, Dan Furbish, Jr.
Dale Furbish, School of Education, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; Rich Feller, Counseling and Career Developments Colorado State University.
This creature speaks its own language, Furbish, and can "learn" to speak the language of its owners.
Furbies talk their own Furbish language, and over time they will learn to speak English as well.
v 'We see people from all over the world, literally,' says Allison Furbish, web media coordinator at King Arthur Flour.