fur·​ni·​ture ˈfər-ni-chər How to pronounce furniture (audio)
: equipment that is necessary, useful, or desirable: such as
archaic : the trappings of a horse
: movable articles used in readying an area (such as a room or patio) for occupancy or use

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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Word History


Middle French fourniture, from fournir

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of furniture was in 1542

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“Furniture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


fur·​ni·​ture ˈfər-ni-chər How to pronounce furniture (audio)
: movable articles (as chairs, tables, or beds) used in making a room ready for use

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