fur·​nish·​ing ˈfər-ni-shiŋ How to pronounce furnishing (audio)
: an article or accessory of dress
usually used in plural
: 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 Antique furnishings were thoughtfully sourced from locations around the UK and everything else is bespoke, which adds to the highly-curated, craft feel. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 The Rooftop Terrace area serves as a restaurant, bar, and outdoor movie theater, complete with cozy furnishings coupled with mouthwatering bites and sips. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 15 Feb. 2024 All furnishings and art collections will be included in the sale, according to Hualalai Realty, which holds the listing. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 10 Feb. 2024 The result is an open-plan home with modern furnishings, restored woodwork, smooth textures, and clean lines. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2024 All the trends in home furnishings and decor can be found within the Amazon pages. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 The challenge was to make structural changes to create a functional and upgraded space, and then bring in an eclectic, sophisticated mix of furnishings. Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Inside the coastal chic hideaway are traditional Southern furnishings (think: toile print curtains, oriental rugs, and heart-pine floors), which complement modern-day accessories (think: outdoor courtyards, flat screen TVs, and decorative fireplaces). Sallie Funderburk, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Each room has a unique design and public spaces are filled with vintage and antique furnishings. Michelle Tchea, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Furnishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furnishing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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