fur·​nish·​ing | \ ˈfər-ni-shiŋ How to pronounce furnishing (audio) \

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 The home furnishing company is navigating the coronavirus pandemic that has shut most of its roughly 1,500 stores until at least May 16. Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg.com, "Bed Bath & Beyond Names New CFO, Replaces Three More Executives," 5 May 2020 Pier 1 Imports declared bankruptcy on Monday in a move aimed at facilitating a sale of the struggling home furnishings company. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Ailing Pier 1 Imports declares bankruptcy," 17 Feb. 2020 The furnishings were beautiful, and the house looked down at the bluest water. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Marcia Gay Harden Lost a Bet With Her Mother and Won an Oscar," 1 May 2018 The interior environment is on the intense side at speed, but the furnishings are wonderful. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1982 Maserati Quattroporte," 21 Apr. 2020 Trendy accessories and the omni-present houseplants pop more against white, and the interior furnishings become the star. NBC News, "What you need to know about painting your walls white," 16 Jan. 2020 Additionally, the furnishings are beginning to be put into place in what will be the $100 million home of the Gryphons -- a mythical creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion -- at 9715 Mabelvale Pike. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "Opening day draws nearer for LR school," 26 Dec. 2019 With beautiful details, like a tufted back and retro rolling losange arms, the furnishing looks good in any room. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Chair Is Like A Giant Fuzzy Sweater You Can Sit On," 2 Nov. 2018 Or the weird rightness of the home’s many vintage 1970s furnishings — Ms. Warren is a passionate thrifter. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Clinton Hill Mansion With a Rock ’n’ Roll History," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of furnishing

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2020

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“Furnishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furnishing. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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