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Definition of unfurnished

: not furnished: such as
a : not provided or equipped with something specified … valleys … unfurnished with tracks …— E. E. Shipton In London for the first time … unfurnished with either experience or advice to tell me how to act …— Charlotte Brontë
b : not provided with furniture an unfurnished apartment

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Recent Examples on the Web From June of 2018 to July of 2019, Harvard researchers found that the median rent for an unfurnished apartment in a new building was sixteen hundred and twenty dollars, a thirty-seven-per-cent increase from the median rent in 2000. Keeanga-yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker, "Cancel the Rent," 12 May 2020 Rooms still are unfurnished, but much of the work is complete. San Diego Union-Tribune, "City-owned rehab center for low-level offenders nears completion, but opening date is in limbo," 20 Sep. 2019 The unfurnished units both have two entrances, which are required in condos of this size. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Race to the top: Developers push a panoply of penthouses in San Francisco," 30 Aug. 2019 Crockarell said that the building, which is also home to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office and the Gray Duck Tavern, continues to offer more than 100 unfurnished apartments. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "After two floors of Lowry Apartments go Airbnb, former tenant takes on short-term rental loophole," 19 Aug. 2019 The lucky person who ends up renting the unfurnished cottage—and snags the opportunity to call the Duke and Duchess neighbors—will also enjoy a spacious garden plus off-road parking. Monique Valeris, Town & Country, "A Cottage Near Prince William and Kate Middleton's Norfolk House Is Available to Rent," 5 Aug. 2019 The property was sold as an unfurnished shell, and the family hired local contractors to finish. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "For Sale in Malta: A Path to EU Citizenship," 11 July 2019 The unit’s closest competition is a four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot condo on the 42nd floor of the Waldorf Astoria, which is available unfurnished for a one-year lease at $37,500 a month, or furnished for $45,000 a month. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Old Town penthouse with private outdoor pool renting for $45,000 a month," 12 July 2019 The apartment spans roughly 24,000 square feet, and is being delivered unfurnished as a white box, according to a person familiar with the deal. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Billionaire Ken Griffin Buys America’s Most Expensive Home for $238 Million," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of unfurnished

1541, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfurnished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfurnished. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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: without furniture : not furnished

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