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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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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 These homes and their furnishings were themselves inspired by the then en-vogue stylings of Paris during the reign of King Louis XIV, bringing about toned-down, simpler versions of what filled the halls of Versailles. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "French Provincial Design Has Always Set the Bar For Casual Elegance," 11 Jan. 2019 The hotel opened in 2016 with just a handful of rooms, each with an elegant cream-and-gold palette and furnishings in silk and taffeta. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Room at...Hotel Splendide Royal in Paris," 8 Jan. 2019 Their furnishings and accessories are curated and masculine. Kelly Dinardo, WSJ, "Geneva Beyond the Cliché," 12 Dec. 2018 The seller of furniture and home furnishings beat analysts’ average revenue estimate in a Bloomberg survey by the widest margin since going public last year. Bloomberg.com, "Bloomberg Markets: Broadcasting Live From Build America Mutual," 30 Nov. 2017 Consider Ladurée's upcoming flagship a work of art, with its 18th Century antique furnishings and lamps flown in from Europe. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Maison Ladurée's New Soho Home," 4 Feb. 2014 The best underappreciated online source of vintage furnishings is: Etsy. Allison Duncan, WSJ, "The Expert’s Guide to Scoring Décor Deals Online," 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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