Definitions for: Furniture


[n] furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fur"ni*ture, n. [F. fourniture. See Furnish, v.
t.]
1. That with which anything is furnished or supplied;
supplies; outfit; equipment.

The form and all the furniture of the earth.
--Tillotson.

The thoughts which make the furniture of their
minds. --M. Arnold.

2. Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or
apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets,
curtains, pictures, vases, etc.

3. The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a
carriage, a ship, etc.
(a) (Naut.) The masts and rigging of a ship.
(b) (Mil.) The mountings of a gun.
(c) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window
trimmings.
(d) (Print) Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height
than the type, placed around the pages or other matter
in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the
form in its place in the chase.

4. (Mus.) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes
called mixture.

Synonyms: article of furniture, piece of furniture

See Also: baby bed, baby's bed, bed, bedframe, bedroom furniture, bedstead, bookcase, buffet, bureau, cabinet, chest, chest of drawers, closet, counter, diningroom furniture, dresser, etagere, fitment, furnishings, hallstand, lamp, lawn furniture, nest, office furniture, press, seat, Sheraton, sideboard, sleeper, table, wall unit, wardrobe, wash-hand stand, washstand

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