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Definition of furnishing

1 : an article or accessory of dress usually used in plural
2 : an object that tends to increase comfort or utility especially : an article of furniture for the interior of a building usually used in plural

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In Los Angeles and Orange counties, energy costs, largely reflecting gasoline, jumped 5.9% in May. Household furnishings and operations, including landscape services and furniture, rose 5.7%. Andrew Khouri, latimes.com, "California cities lead the U.S. in inflation. Housing costs are a big reason why," 13 June 2019 There was a long tradition in Europe of interiors being represented in paintings, usually done by artists who were commissioned to make accurate renderings of a home’s architecture and furnishings. Elizabeth Pash, House Beautiful, "Why You Need to Start Collecting Interior Drawings," 19 Apr. 2019 Check out the swank new pool furnishings and revamped Thirsty Camel lounge in the lobby, which is offering happy hour all summer. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 2018 The furnishings aren’t included in the listing price, but Clem says the owners might be willing to part with a piece or two here or there. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Take a peek inside this $1.25 million River Market condo," 7 Feb. 2018 Best of all, the high-quality furnishings don’t necessarily come with astronomical price tags, with products ranging from $16 giftable animal thumbies to a six-drawer changing-table-plus-dresser priced at $1,369. Sunset, "This West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids Collection Is Nursery Perfection," 22 Jan. 2018 Long before photographs of interiors filled glossy magazines and sites on the internet, interiors, their fabrics and furnishings, were preserved and displayed in carefully detailed drawings or paintings. Elizabeth Pash, House Beautiful, "Why You Need to Start Collecting Interior Drawings," 19 Apr. 2019 Most of the main floor got new furnishings, with the exception of their bedroom furniture. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "‘It was midcentury time capsule-meets-1980s’," 17 Dec. 2018 Shopping for one-of-a-kind home furnishings doesn't get any better than that. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "1stdibs Just Opened a Stunning NYC Gallery," 14 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of furnishing

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of furnishing was in 1594

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