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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

Examples of furnishing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Portland design reporter Damon Johnstun will cover the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile, the prestigious furnishing and design show, June 7-12 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan. oregonlive, 10 May 2022 It later was owned by Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing store that took over an adjacent building as its retail site. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 22 Apr. 2022 After gaining consumer knowledge through work in advertising over a number of years, Parachute CEO and founder Ariel Kaye decided to transition her business acumen into a new venture: home design and furnishing. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Apr. 2022 The property has become a Houston landmark attraction—containing one of the premier collections in the world—and showcases 2,600 pieces of American furnishing, silver, ceramics and paintings spanning 28 rooms. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 15 Mar. 2022 She also was known for expensive tastes in clothes and in the furnishing of her family’s homes. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Rooms will have appliances, beds, tables and other furnishing, but cupboards might have been bare without the help of a project started by the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary, Vargas said. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Jan. 2022 They will be used to furnish the house (which is closed for renovations until spring) in authentic 19th-century style, according to a pre-existing furnishing plan. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2021 The museum contains the original furnishing of two generations of the upper-middle-class Hunter family, who lived in the house from 1894 to 1965. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of furnishing

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2022

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“Furnishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furnishing. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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