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Definition of "furnish" []

  • To equip with what is needed, especially to provide furniture for. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply; give: "The story of Orpheus has furnished Pope with an illustration” ( Thomas Bulfinch). (verb-transitive)
  • To provide (a house, room, etc) with furniture, carpets, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To equip with what is necessary; fit out (verb)
  • To give; supply (verb)

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Use "furnish" in a sentence
  • "Would the possession of the document as written, along with the original document as it appeared in code, furnish an individual with the necessary information to break the code?"
  • "It cost $18 million to design, build and furnish, which is about $3 million more than the average for the newly built branches."
  • "Can even the Muses of burlesque and slang furnish such an instance?"