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fur·nish

 (fûr′nĭsh)
tr.v. fur·nished, fur·nish·ing, fur·nish·es
1.
a. To provide (what is needed or desired): furnished the snacks for the party.
b. To provide furniture for: furnish a room.
c. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip: furnished the students with pens.
2. To have as an available or desirable feature: a courtyard that furnishes a fine view.

[Middle English furnisshen, from Old French fournir, fourniss-, of Germanic origin; see per in Indo-European roots.]

fur′nish·er n.
Synonyms: furnish, equip, outfit, supply
These verbs mean to provide with what is necessary for an activity or a purpose: furnished the team with new uniforms; equip a car with snow tires; had to outfit the children for summer camp; supplied the crew with hardhats.

furnish

(ˈfɜːnɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to provide (a house, room, etc) with furniture, carpets, etc
2. to equip with what is necessary; fit out
3. to give; supply: the records furnished the information required.
[C15: from Old French fournir, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German frummen to carry out]
ˈfurnisher n

fur•nish

(ˈfɜr nɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary appliances, esp. furniture.
2. to provide or supply (often fol. by with): The delay furnished me with extra time.
[1400–50; < Old French furniss-, long s. of furnir to accomplish, furnish < Germanic]
fur′nish•er, n.
syn: furnish, appoint, equip refer to providing something necessary or useful. furnish often refers to providing necessary or customary objects or services that increase living comfort: to furnish a bedroom with a bed, desk, and chair. appoint, a more formal word, now usu. used in the past participle, means to supply completely with all requisites or accessories, often in an elegant style: a well-appointed hotel; a fully appointed suite. equip means to supply with necessary materials or apparatus for a particular action, service, or undertaking; it emphasizes preparation: to equip a vessel; to equip a soldier.

furnish


Past participle: furnished
Gerund: furnishing

Imperative
furnish
furnish
Present
I furnish
you furnish
he/she/it furnishes
we furnish
you furnish
they furnish
Preterite
I furnished
you furnished
he/she/it furnished
we furnished
you furnished
they furnished
Present Continuous
I am furnishing
you are furnishing
he/she/it is furnishing
we are furnishing
you are furnishing
they are furnishing
Present Perfect
I have furnished
you have furnished
he/she/it has furnished
we have furnished
you have furnished
they have furnished
Past Continuous
I was furnishing
you were furnishing
he/she/it was furnishing
we were furnishing
you were furnishing
they were furnishing
Past Perfect
I had furnished
you had furnished
he/she/it had furnished
we had furnished
you had furnished
they had furnished
Future
I will furnish
you will furnish
he/she/it will furnish
we will furnish
you will furnish
they will furnish
Future Perfect
I will have furnished
you will have furnished
he/she/it will have furnished
we will have furnished
you will have furnished
they will have furnished
Future Continuous
I will be furnishing
you will be furnishing
he/she/it will be furnishing
we will be furnishing
you will be furnishing
they will be furnishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furnishing
you have been furnishing
he/she/it has been furnishing
we have been furnishing
you have been furnishing
they have been furnishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furnishing
you will have been furnishing
he/she/it will have been furnishing
we will have been furnishing
you will have been furnishing
they will have been furnishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furnishing
you had been furnishing
he/she/it had been furnishing
we had been furnishing
you had been furnishing
they had been furnishing
Conditional
I would furnish
you would furnish
he/she/it would furnish
we would furnish
you would furnish
they would furnish
Past Conditional
I would have furnished
you would have furnished
he/she/it would have furnished
we would have furnished
you would have furnished
they would have furnished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.furnish - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
hydrate - supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance; "the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently"
charge - energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"
date - provide with a dateline; mark with a date; "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"
feed - feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
calk - provide with calks; "calk horse shoes"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
fund - provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
stint, scant, skimp - supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
terrace, terrasse - provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country house"
dado - provide with a dado; "The owners wanted to dado their dining room"
innervate - supply nerves to (some organ or body part)
offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
signalise, signalize - provide with traffic signals; "signalize a busy intersection"
extend, offer - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
stock - provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
buy in, stock up, stock - amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use; "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
caption - provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
tube - provide with a tube or insert a tube into
ticket - provide with a ticket for passage or admission; "Ticketed passengers can board now"
stock - supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
stock - supply with fish; "stock a lake"
rim - furnish with a rim; "rim a hat"
fret - provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar"
step - furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"
rail - provide with rails; "The yard was railed"
grate - furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
capitalise, capitalize - supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
alphabetize - provide with an alphabet; "Cyril and Method alphabetized the Slavic languages"
wharf - provide with a wharf; "Wharf the mouth of the river"
air-cool, air-condition - equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature; "Our house is not air-conditioned"
uniform - provide with uniforms; "The guards were uniformed"
railroad - supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West"
partner - provide with a partner
bewhisker, whisker - furnish with whiskers; "a whiskered jersey"
subtitle - supply (a movie) with subtitles
headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
match - provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
hobnail - supply with hobnails
wive - provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife
victual - supply with food; "The population was victualed during the war"
cloy, surfeit - supply or feed to surfeit
heat - provide with heat; "heat the house"
seat - provide with seats; "seat a concert hall"
seat - put a seat on a chair
ramp - furnish with a ramp; "The ramped auditorium"
arm - supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
interleave - provide (books) with blank leaves
glass, glaze - furnish with glass; "glass the windows"
crenel, crenelate, crenellate - supply with battlements
causeway - provide with a causeway; "A causewayed swamp"
canal, canalise, canalize - provide (a city) with a canal
bush - provide with a bushing
brattice - supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines
furnish - provide or equip with furniture; "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"
slat - equip or bar with slats; "Slat the windows"
berth - provide with a berth
bed - furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
computerise, computerize - provide with computers; "Our office is fully computerized now"
costume - furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
2.furnish - provide or equip with furniture; "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
refurnish - furnish with new or different furniture; "We refurnished the living room"

furnish

verb
1. decorate, fit, fit out, appoint, provide, stock, supply, store, provision, outfit, equip, fit up, purvey Many proprietors try to furnish their hotels with antiques.
2. supply, give, offer, provide, present, reveal, grant, afford, hand out, endow, bestow They'll be able to furnish you with the details.

furnish

verb
1. To supply what is needed for some activity or purpose:
2. To relinquish to the possession or control of another:
Translations
يُؤَثِّث، يَفْرُشيُزَوِّد
vybavitzařídit
forsyneindrettemøblere
berendez
búa húsgögnumláta í té; útvega
apstatymasapstatytasapstatyti baldaisbaldai
apgādātapmēbelētmēbelēt
zariadiť
opremiti
dayayıp döşemeksağlamaktemin etmek

furnish

[ˈfɜːnɪʃ] VT
1. [+ room, house] → amueblar (with con) furnishing fabrictela f para revestir muebles
furnished flatpiso m amueblado, departamento m amoblado (LAm)
2. (= provide) [+ excuse, information] → proporcionar, facilitar; [+ proof] → aducir
to furnish sb with sth [+ supplies] → proveer a algn de algo; [+ opportunity] → dar or proporcionar algo a algn

furnish

[ˈfɜːrnɪʃ] vt
[+ house, room] → meubler
(= supply) → fournir
to furnish sb with sth → fournir qch à qn

furnish

vt
houseeinrichten; furnished roommöbliertes Zimmer; furnished flat (esp Brit) or apartmentmöblierte Wohnung; to live in furnished accommodationzur Miete wohnen (in einer möblierten Wohnung); furnishing fabricsDekorationsstoffe pl
information, reason, excuseliefern, geben; to furnish somebody with somethingjdn mit etw versorgen, jdm etw liefern; with reason, excusejdm etw liefern

furnish

[ˈfɜːnɪʃ] vt
a. (room, house) to furnish (with)arredare (con), ammobiliare (con)
furnishing fabric → tessuto da arredamento
furnished flat or (Am) furnished apartment → appartamento ammobiliato
b. (frm) (supply, excuse, information) → fornire, dare
to furnish sb with sth → dare qc a qn

furnish

(ˈfəːniʃ) verb
1. to provide (a house etc) with furniture. We spent a lot of money on furnishing our house.
2. to give (what is necessary); to supply. They furnished the library with new books.
ˈfurnished adjective
a furnished flat.
ˈfurnishings noun plural
furniture, equipment etc. The office had very expensive furnishings.
ˈfurniture (-tʃə) noun
things in a house etc such as tables, chairs, beds etc. modern funiture.
furniture is a collective noun taking a singular verb: His furniture is rather old .
References in classic literature ?
Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
His coming was in the nature of a welcome disturbance; it seemed to furnish a new direction for her emotions.
Perhaps no district throughout the wide extent of the intermediate frontiers can furnish a livelier picture of the cruelty and fierceness of the savage warfare of those periods than the country which lies between the head waters of the Hudson and the adjacent lakes.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
There is a cottage in our new garden,--the prettiest little yellowish-brown cottage you ever saw; and the sweetest-looking place, for it looks just as if it were made of gingerbread,--and we are going to fit it up and furnish it, on purpose for you.
The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers whose children he instructed.
As every one knows, these same hogs' bristles, fins, whiskers, blinds, or whatever you please, furnish to the ladies their busks and other stiffening contrivances.
They had to make some shift to furnish it, and every instant of their leisure was given to discussing this.
Then walking up to the landlord, he desired him to furnish him with a private apartment, as he had some writing to do immediately.
Then Dorcas went on, in her simple and earnest way, to furnish illustrations.
After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle.
He told them a good many humorous anecdotes, and always forgot the nub, but they were always able to furnish it, for these yarns were of a pretty early vintage, and they had had many a rejuvenating pull at them before.