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fur·ni·ture

 (fûr′nĭ-chər)
n.
1. The movable articles in a room or an establishment that make it fit for living or working.
2. Archaic Necessary equipment, as for a saddle horse or sailing ship.

[Old French fourniture, from fournir, to furnish; see furnish.]

furniture

(ˈfɜːnɪtʃə)
n
1. (Furniture) the movable, generally functional, articles that equip a room, house, etc
2. the equipment necessary for a ship, factory, etc
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing lengths of wood, plastic, or metal, used in assembling formes to create the blank areas and to surround the type
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the wooden parts of a rifle
5. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) obsolete the full armour, trappings, etc, for a man and horse
6. the attitudes or characteristics that are typical of a person or thing: the furniture of the murderer's mind.
7. part of the furniture informal someone or something that is so long established in an environment as to be accepted as an integral part of it: he has been here so long that he is part of the furniture.
[C16: from French fourniture, from fournir to equip, furnish]

fur•ni•ture

(ˈfɜr nɪ tʃər)

n.
1. the movable articles, as tables, chairs, or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
2. fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.
3. pieces of wood or metal for holding pages of type in place in a chase.
[1520–30; < French fourniture, derivative of fournir to furnish]

furniture

- The furniture of a ship is its apparel, including the sails, rigging, and anchor; to apparel, in early use, meant "make ready or fit."
See also related terms for rigging.

furniture

Furniture consists of the large moveable objects in a room, such as tables and chairs.

She arranged the furniture.
All the furniture is made of wood.

Furniture is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'a furniture' or 'furnitures'. You can refer to a single item as a piece of furniture.

Each piece of furniture matched the style of the house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancyfurniture - 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"
cabinetry, cabinetwork - the craft of making furniture (especially furniture of high quality)
Americana - any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
baby bed, baby's bed - a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
bedroom furniture - furniture intended for use in a bedroom
bedframe, bedstead - the framework of a bed
bookcase - a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books
buffet, sideboard, counter - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
cabinet - a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
chest of drawers, dresser, bureau, chest - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
dining-room furniture - furniture intended for use in a dining room
etagere - a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments
fitment - any of the items furnishing or equipping a room (especially built-in furniture); "she liked the kitchen fitments"
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
hallstand - a piece of furniture where coats and hats and umbrellas can be hung; usually has a mirror
lamp - a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs
lawn furniture - furniture intended for use on a lawn or in a garden
nest - furniture pieces made to fit close together
office furniture - furniture intended for use in an office
rosemaling - a Scandinavian style of carved or painted decoration (as on furniture or walls or dinnerware) consisting of floral motifs
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
sectional - a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together
Sheraton - a furniture style that originated in England around 1800; simple in design with straight lines and classical ornamentation
sleeper - a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
table - a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it; "I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"
wall unit - a piece of furniture having several units that stands against one wall of a room
wardrobe, closet, press - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
wash-hand stand, washstand - furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
chattel, movable, personal chattel - personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
ebonise, ebonize - stain black to make it look like ebony
furnished, equipped - provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority); "a furnished apartment"; "a completely furnished toolbox"

furniture

noun household goods, furnishings, fittings, house fittings, goods, things (informal), effects, equipment, appointments, possessions, appliances, chattels, movable property, movables Each piece of furniture suited their style of house.

Furniture

Types of furniture  bedpost, bedstead, canopy, cheval glass, coatstand, dumbwaiter, epergne, footstool, girandole or girandola, grandfather clock, grandmother clock, hallstand, hatstand, headboard, lectern, litter, longcase clock, screen, tester, trolley, umbrella stand, vanitory or vanity unit, washstand
Furniture styles  Art Deco, Bauhaus, Cape Dutch, Edwardian, Elizabethan, Empire, Georgian, Gothic, Greek Revival, Jacobean, Louis Quatorze, Louis Quinze, Louis Seize, Louis Treize, Medieval, New Georgian, Norman, Puritan, Queen Anne, Regency, Restoration, Saxon, Second Empire, Shaker, Tudor, Victorian, William and Mary
Furniture designers  Alvar Aalto (Finnish), Robert Adam (Scottish) (Harry Bertoia) (Italian), Charles Bevan (English), Marcel Lajos Breuer (U.S.), Marcel Lajos Breuer (Hungarian-U.S.), William Burges (English), Thomas Chippendale (English) (Donald Deskey) (U.S.) (Charles Eames) (U.S.), Ambrose Heal (English), George Hepplewhite (English), Inigo Jones (English), William Jones (English), William Kent (English), Kaara Klint (Danish), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish), Daniel Marot (French), William Morris (English), Michael Angelo Pergolesi (Italian), Duncan Phyfe (Scottish-U.S.), Augustus Pugin (English), Thomas Sheraton (English), George Smith (English), Charles Voysey (English)
Translations
أثاثأَثَاثاثاثمفروشات
nábytek
møblerinventarmøbel
huonekalut
namještaj
bútorbútorzat
húsgögn
家具
가구
supellex
meubelmeubelsmeubelstuk
nábytok
pohištvo
möbler
เครื่องเรือน
bộ đồ gỗ

furniture

[ˈfɜːnɪtʃəʳ]
A. Nmuebles mpl, mobiliario m
a piece of furnitureun mueble
part of the furniture (fig) → parte f de la casa or del mobiliario
B. CPD furniture mover N (US) = furniture remover furniture polish Ncera f para muebles
furniture remover Ncompañía f de mudanzas
furniture shop Ntienda f de muebles
furniture van Ncamión m de mudanzas

furniture

[ˈfɜːrnɪtʃər] n
meubles mpl, mobilier m
piece of furniture → meuble m
to be part of the furniture (humorous) [person, thing] → faire partie des meublesfurniture mover n (US)déménageur mfurniture polish nencaustique ffurniture remover ndéménageur mfurniture shop nmagasin m d'ameublementfurniture van ncamion m de déménagement

furniture

nMöbel pl; a piece of furnitureein Möbelstück nt; I must buy some furnitureich muss Möbel kaufen; one settee and three chairs were all the furniture we hadunsere Einrichtung bestand nur aus einem Sofa und drei Stühlen; if I stay here much longer, I’ll become a part of the furniturewenn ich noch viel länger hierbleibe, gehöre ich bald zum Inventar

furniture

:
furniture depository, furniture depot (US)
nMöbellager nt
furniture remover
nMöbelspediteur m
furniture van
n (Brit) → Möbelwagen m

furniture

[ˈfɜːnɪtʃəʳ] nmobili mpl, mobilia
a piece of furniture → un mobile
to be part of the furniture (fig) (fam) → confondersi con la tappezzeria

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 .

furniture

أَثَاث nábytek møbler Möbel έπιπλα mobiliario huonekalut meubles namještaj mobili 家具 가구 meubels møbel meble mobília мебель möbler เครื่องเรือน mobilya bộ đồ gỗ 家具
References in classic literature ?
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
They have been put in barrels and shipped to the cities where they will be eaten in apartments that are filled with books, magazines, furniture, and people.
I did not see him do it, but this I know: after all his furniture and his cookstove and pots and pans had been hauled off by the purchasers, when his house was stripped and bare, he sat down on the floor with his clasp-knife and ate all the melons that he had put away for winter.
Expert and reliable packers and movers were engaged to convey the furniture, carpets, pictures --everything movable, in short--to places of security.
Beyond him again, Duncan could look into the vault opposite, which was filled with savages, upturning and rifling the humble furniture of the scout.
I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy store.
A suite of gorgeous furniture, whose pronounced and extravagant glories the young girls instinctively hid under home-made linen covers, had also been spoils from afar.
In the way of furniture, there were two tables: one, constructed with perplexing intricacy and exhibiting as many feet as a centipede; the other, most delicately wrought, with four long and slender legs, so apparently frail that it was almost incredible what a length of time the ancient tea-table had stood upon them.
In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and -- not to forget the library -- on some shelves, a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel.
They had a delightful endless appetite for passages in my own history, to which I had again and again treated them; they were in possession of everything that had ever happened to me, had had, with every circumstance the story of my smallest adventures and of those of my brothers and sisters and of the cat and the dog at home, as well as many particulars of the eccentric nature of my father, of the furniture and arrangement of our house, and of the conversation of the old women of our village.
I then glanced round the room; and besides the bedstead and centre table, could see no other furniture belonging to the place, but a rude shelf, the four walls, and a papered fireboard representing a man striking a whale.