fur·nish·ing | \ˈfər-ni-shiŋ \

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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Universal has responded to Trevejo's lawsuit with a counterclaim against the artist's furnishing company, her mother and her attorney. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "Malu Trevejo Seeks to Void Universal Music Latin Deal, Claims Contract Signed as Minor Was Never Certified," 5 July 2018 The furnishings seller designed a product suitable for the maker space. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing renaissance," 2 July 2018 Down the street is Golden Jackal, a shop teeming with old-Nevada ambience, vintage clothing and furnishings. Natasha Bourlin, SFChronicle.com, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 Windsor Court also boasts a museum-quality collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries and furnishings valued at more than $8 million by more than 60 artists. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Windsor Court," 7 June 2018 Though not always available at the low end of house offerings, the industry proves an efficient—and lucrative—furnishing mechanism: the all-purpose showroom. Anthony Alofsin, The Atlantic, "A Defense of the Suburbs," 6 June 2018 With 4,000 square feet and four bedrooms, the house had all the structural elements the couple was looking for, which enabled them to invest everything into the furnishings. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gold Canyon couple turns enormous great room into a cozy haven," 12 July 2018 The spare furnishings, an arty combination of unfinished wood and primary colors, smelled like fresh lumber and appealed to my sense of symmetry because everything was in identical pairs. Hedia Anvar, Longreads, "How To Build An Intellectual," 23 June 2018 Liz Stiving-Nichols and Liane Thomas of Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design chose the furnishings and collaborated with Sullivan on interior finishes. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "After renting for years on Martha’s Vineyard, building a getaway all their own," 15 June 2018

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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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