fur·​ni·​ture | \ ˈfər-ni-chər How to pronounce furniture (audio) \

Definition of furniture

: equipment that is necessary, useful, or desirable: such as
a archaic : the trappings of a horse
b : movable articles used in readying an area (such as a room or patio) for occupancy or use

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Examples of furniture in a Sentence

They bought some new furniture for the house. The office furniture is wearing out. a large piece of furniture
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That did not align with my approach to designing modern African furniture. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "The Africa-Inspired Furniture Designs of Jomo Tariku Are Just Gorgeous," 1 Apr. 2019 When cleaning the entire floor, move furniture out of the way. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Carpet Cleaners to Buy in 2019," 15 Jan. 2019 Police also visited the house on June 1, after Cordon witnessed individuals moving furniture from the home on her remote security camera. Rob Tornoe,, "Ex-girlfriend blames LeSean McCoy in 911 tape: 'My face is demolished'," 13 July 2018 Its name is stripped from the building and overturned furniture occupies the patio where customers once dined outdoors. David Lyons,, "TGI Fridays in Fort Lauderdale closes after four decades," 11 July 2018 Aged cream furniture with light yellow accents and stone colored details give the room a nostalgic feel. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Blast from the past: This Glenmary home is a collector's paradise," 28 June 2018 Visit Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design today to find furniture that best maximizes your dining room space. Detroit Free Press, "6 ways to make the most of your dining room space," 21 June 2018 Ricardo Davis, who’s been friends with Zentella for 23 years, helped her move furniture to storage the day before she was evicted, using a truck owned by one of Zentella’s neighbors. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "To bank, it’s a debt cleared up; to woman, it’s a home lost," 7 June 2018 The morning after the regular menu concluded, crews moved dining room furniture into storage. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Fountain Square restaurant Pioneer stops serving food," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of furniture

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furniture

Middle French fourniture, from fournir

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The first known use of furniture was in 1542

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English Language Learners Definition of furniture

: chairs, tables, beds, etc., that are used to make a room ready for use


fur·​ni·​ture | \ ˈfər-ni-chər How to pronounce furniture (audio) \

Kids Definition of furniture

: movable articles used to furnish a room

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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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