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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 a bid to promote its green stewardship, the brewery also uses upcycled, recycled, and repurposed décor for over 70% of its furnishings. Pomerado News, "Local brewery named Small Business of the Year," 27 June 2019 The house, even more lovingly photographed from inside, is a squatter’s paradise with its antique furnishings and intricate woodwork. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ a gorgeous, moving ode to a city in flux," 20 June 2019 Indeed, the interior is decked out in eclectic furnishings, a sort of bohemian chic that still embraces the home's elegant structure. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston's Carr Mansion claims spot on Texas Monthly's best new hotels list," 20 June 2019 The house, even more lovingly photographed from inside, is a squatter’s paradise with its antique furnishings and intricate woodwork. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ is a gorgeous, moving ode to a city in flux," 13 June 2019 All of the 114 guest rooms were refreshed with new art and soft furnishings, the Spa Botánico has been completely remodeled, and each of the resort dining spots have new concepts and menus. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Is a Bit of Bali, Three Hours from Home," 12 Nov. 2018 The policy about personal resident furnishings, pets, smoking, etc. San Diego Elder Law Center, sandiegouniontribune.com, "CHECKLIST: What to look for in independent living," 24 Apr. 2018 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

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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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