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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Recent Examples on the Web Inmates at the Saint Louis County Justice Center broke windows, hurled furniture to the ground and set fires Sunday night in the latest uprising over pandemic-era conditions at the jail. NBC News, "Inmates break windows, set fires in uprising at St. Louis jail," 5 Apr. 2021 Whether that means adding some new patio furniture to soak up the rays in or some soft lighting for the perfect outdoor movie night, The Home Depot has your back. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, "The Home Depot is having a massive sale on all things patio furniture and décor," 3 Apr. 2021 Eventually Reynard and Madeleine and more are all hunkered down in Joan’s apartment – Joan herself shows up along the way – piling up eccentricities like so much extra furniture. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "‘French Exit’ is too quirky for its own good," 2 Apr. 2021 As entertaining became less of a focus in 2020, outdoor furniture has developed to accommodate both everyday living and anticipated social gatherings. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 Outdoor Living Trends That Will Be Huge in 2021," 1 Apr. 2021 The group is calling for passage of the Stop Tip-Overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth, or STURDY, Act, which would require a mandatory federal rule that would ensure furniture stability. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Kids' advocates: Deaths and recalls show need to mandate furniture standards," 31 Mar. 2021 The increases included wooden furniture used in kitchens and bedrooms, metal-frame seats, mattresses and supports, and desk, table and floor lamps. New York Times, "Americans Are on a Shopping Spree. These Workers Are Overwhelmed.," 31 Mar. 2021 The organization partners with approximately 400 social service agencies, providing the furnishings when their clients are moving into a new home, according to Griffin Amdur, the furniture bank’s co-founder. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Winnetka donation event seeks kitchenware items for those in need," 30 Mar. 2021 Eventually Reynard and Madeleine and more are all hunkered down in Joan’s apartment — Joan herself shows up along the way — piling up eccentricities like so much extra furniture. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "Don't blame the sort-of talking cat, but 'French Exit' is too quirky for its own good," 30 Mar. 2021

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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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8 Apr 2021

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“Furniture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furniture. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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