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1. A piece of equipment necessary or useful for comfort or convenience.
2. furnishings The furniture, appliances, and other movable articles in a home or other building.
3. furnishings Wearing apparel and accessories.


(ˈfɜr nɪ ʃɪŋ)

1. furnishings,
a. furniture, carpeting, etc., for a house or room.
b. articles or accessories of dress: men's furnishings.
2. that with which anything is furnished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furnishing - (usually plural) accessory wearing apparelfurnishing - (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
accessory, accouterment, accoutrement - clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
appointment, fitting - (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
curtain, drape, drapery, pall, mantle - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - 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"
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
3.furnishing - the act of decorating a house or room
interior design, interior decoration - the trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior


A piece of equipment for comfort or convenience:
appointment (used in plural), movable.
Chiefly British: fitting (used in plural).
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It is evident then that we may conclude of those things that are, that plants are created for the sake of animals, and animals for the sake of men; the tame for our use and provision; the wild, at least the greater part, for our provision also, or for some other advantageous purpose, as furnishing us with clothes, and the like.
As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
Having heard that Count Mamonov was furnishing a regiment, Bezukhov at once informed Rostopchin that he would give a thousand men and their maintenance.
The laso is also of great use in furnishing the public with a favorite, though barbarous sport; the combat between a bear and a wild bull.
But most humble though he was, and far from furnishing an example of the high, humane abstraction; the Pequod's carpenter was no duplicate; hence, he now comes in person on this stage.
Ceaselessly active, head and hand, an intelligent machine, all that constituted him a man was devoted to furnishing that intelligence.
IKEA leads the home furnishing category in a largely fragmented category.
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City Furnishings provides furnishings solutions for buy-to-let investors and landlords, and say that the majority of its customers are male and use its service as it takes away the burden of furnishing their apartments.
The FACT Act provides that if any financial institution (1) extends credit and regularly and in the ordinary course of business furnishes information to a nationwide consumer reporting agency; and (2) furnishes negative information to such an agency regarding credit extended to a customer, the institution must provide a clear and conspicuous notice about furnishing negative information, in writing, to the customer.
At a place of business, and the reason for furnishing meals to substantially all of the employees who are furnished the meals is a substantial noncompensatory business reason (the meals then furnished to each of the other employees will be regarded as a substantial noncompensatory business reason); and
White walls, milk crates and an Ikea catalogue might be a winning combination in the play-it-safe school of interior decor, but Sheila Bridges hopes to challenge the design-by-the-numbers school of thought in her first book, Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime.