Simple Definition of furnish
: to provide (a room or building) with furniture
: to supply or give (something) to someone or something
: to supply or give to (someone) something that is needed or wanted
Examples of furnish in a sentence
The inn is beautifully furnished.
He has enough money to furnish the apartment nicely.
We'll furnish the food for the party.
Can he furnish the information to us?
Origin and Etymology of furnish
Middle English furnisshen, from Anglo-French furniss-, stem of furnir, fournir to complete, equip, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German frummen to further, fruma advantage — more at foremost
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of furnish
FURNISH Defined for Kids
Definition of furnish for Students
1 : to provide with furniture <furnish a house>
2 : to provide with what is needed <“I'm going to give you all a nice quiet cell—unless you furnish bail.” — Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper's Penguins>
3 : to supply to someone or something <We'll furnish food for the party.>
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