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Definition of "furnishing" []

  • A piece of equipment necessary or useful for comfort or convenience. (noun)
  • The furniture, appliances, and other movable articles in a home or other building. (noun)
  • Wearing apparel and accessories. (noun)

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.

Use "furnishing" in a sentence
  • "Nancy finished what she termed furnishing: out went the horsehair, the hideous chandeliers, the stuffy books, the Recamier statuary, and an army of upholsterers, wood-workers, etc., from Boston and New York invaded the place."
  • "Meanwhile, the Obama campaign said it would begin furnishing the cities and states of its bundlers on its Web site — the campaign currently publishes the names of all of its bundlers who raise more than $50,000, $100,000 and $200,000 but provides no other information."
  • "After the death of Henry VIII, the princesses were able to assume full control in furnishing their households."