furniture

noun
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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One part of the mix that is not in Naperville’s city limits is a mall, and that has pushed Naperville consistently lower in the report’s rankings in sales at department stores, clothing shops, furniture retailers and pharmacies. Diane Moca, Naperville Sun, "Naperville's top suburb in state for retail sales for 2nd consecutive year," 17 June 2019 The direct-to-consumer furniture brand the Inside offers custom upholstered ones. Michelle Brunner, Twin Cities, "Room dividers — and all their old-Hollywood charm — are back," 15 June 2019 With a presence in Arizona since 1983, La-Z-Boy of Arizona has four of the top five performing stores in the furniture retailer’s 350-store North American network. La-z-boy, azcentral, "Work-life balance helps the La-Z-Boy Arizona team perform best in the nation," 5 June 2019 Another $13,000 went to Rightsize Facility, an office furniture company, for items that included a bourbon cherry wardrobe cabinet delivered to City Hall, records show. Mick Dumke, ProPublica, "At Chicago’s City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage," 15 May 2019 The furniture is mostly my own, picked to suit this demanding setting. Bruce Dale, National Geographic, "Adored, neglected, and restored: A 1968 Nat Geo feature explored Notre Dame," 17 Apr. 2019 Simons, 61, originally from the Netherlands, had worked as a design store owner, a furniture designer, and a real estate salesman. Diane M. Fiske, Philly.com, "Former Philly warehouse is transformed into an industrial-style home," 11 July 2018 One incident in particular involved Jake setting a ton of furniture on fire in an empty swimming pool, endangering neighbors with the smoke. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Jake Paul's Biggest Controversies," 26 Sep. 2018 Every piece of furniture had a United States government number. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Inside the eight desperate weeks that saved SpaceX from ruin," 21 Sep. 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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furniture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of furniture

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

furniture

noun
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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