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 Nicholas Martin, entomologist and founder of pest management blog Pest Control Hacks, recommends moving or covering your furniture simply because cicada waste may make its way onto it. Felicity Warner, USA TODAY, "Brood X is on the way: Here's how to keep cicadas out of your home and yard," 29 Apr. 2021 What about your phone, your laptop and all your furniture? Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, "6 reasons not to skip renters insurance," 27 Apr. 2021 Bloomberg reports that the online retailer is testing out a new service in which customers would be able to arrange to have their furniture or appliances assembled upon delivery, according to people familiar with the plan. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Amazon Is Testing a New Service That Would Require Drivers to Assemble Furniture Upon Delivery," 20 Apr. 2021 The award winning journalist and author set out to unearth the secrets of perfectly put together Instagram moms with their all-white furniture white and well dressed toddlers who never appeared to make any sort of mess. Amy Shoenthal, Forbes, "A Journalist’s Deep Dive Into The Billion Dollar Industry That’s Being Largely Ignored," 20 Apr. 2021 Instead, check out Howard Products Restor-A-Finish, which restores your wood furniture’s glistening finish with ease. Maren Estrada, BGR, "5 home upgrades under $25 that Amazon shoppers can’t stop raving about," 19 Apr. 2021 Plan to wash your patio furniture and cushions before storing them away for the season, or more frequently as stains happen. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Clean Outdoor Cushions and Pillows to Keep Them Fresh All Season," 10 Apr. 2021 Even in thinner friends’ homes, those friends rarely know the weight capacity of their own furniture, and assume that fat people’s seating needs are the same as their own: simply a place to sit, with any seat as good as the next. Your Fat Friend, SELF, "5 Ways to Show Up for Your Fat Friends as We Start to Reunite Again," 8 Apr. 2021 The Acevedo family has made and sold their own furniture from here since 1971; their 50th anniversary is next month. Los Angeles Times, "Column: The sad fate of East L.A.'s forgotten Walk of Fame," 26 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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2 May 2021

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“Furniture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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