noun fur·nish·ment \-shmənt\

Definition of furnishment



  1. 1a :  the act or process of furnishing b :  the quality or state of being furnished

  2. 2 furnishments plural, archaic :  necessary equipment and supplies; specifically :  munitions purveyor for the army … vastly rich; grown so as contractor of furnishments which he never furnishes — Lew Wallace

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a brief usually trivial fact

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