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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Recent Examples on the Web In fact, the newspapers were so durable that Stenman decided to make furniture for the home out of them, rolling stacks of newsprint into logs to form tables and chairs. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "From Bottles to Newspapers, These Five Homes Were Built Using Everyday Objects," 17 Sep. 2019 Away from football, there was the case of tossing furniture from a balcony that came dangerously close to striking a child. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Turns out the right thing is to let Antonio Brown play … pending further review," 13 Sep. 2019 Last year, Brown faced two lawsuits for allegedly throwing furniture off his 14th-story balcony. Adam Kilgore,, "The NFL wanted a celebration for its 100th season. Instead it got Antonio Brown," 12 Sep. 2019 Some have purchased furniture to create a more collaborative classroom with clusters of curvy desks. Jill Tucker,, "‘Maker’ labs, coding class and reading clubs: Salesforce giving boosts SF, Oakland schools," 12 Sep. 2019 Those employees will make sure entry doors are waterproofed, move furniture from windows and respond to any other issues caused by the storm. Matthew J. Palm,, "Dr. Phillips Center crane will ride out Hurricane Dorian with the wind," 31 Aug. 2019 Just outside, operations and maintenance staff quietly unloaded furniture from trucks and into classrooms. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Disputed charter school ready to open in Newport-Mesa district," 28 Aug. 2019 Crisis negotiators spent five hours trying to calm a man throwing furniture from his window in North Portland on Saturday before spraying a chemical agent into his home and arresting him, the Portland Police Bureau reported., "Man arrested after throwing furniture from his window in North Portland, police say," 18 Aug. 2019 The postal service inspector reportedly said Forrest provided moving company receipts as well as statements for storage units and moving furniture. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Feds seize $8,000 mailed by ex-Kentucky football player. Now he wants his cash back," 24 July 2019

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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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25 Oct 2019

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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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