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
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 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
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