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Definitions of furniture

  1. Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The mountings of a gun. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A mixed or compound stop in an organ; - sometimes called mixture. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The necessary fittings of a house, a ship, or a trade; outfit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Movables, either for use or ornament, with which a house is equipped: equipage: decorations. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Movable goods; appliances. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Outfit, as of chairs, tables, etc.; the trappings of a horse or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Articles necessary or convenient for housekeeping; whatever is added to the interior of a house or apartment for use or convenience; equipage; decorations; the implements of an art; the material, of either wood or metal, which keeps the pages bound fast together, and likewise separates them so as to allow a uniform margin, at the head and sides of each page, when the printed sheet is folded; the brasswork of locks, windows, knobs of doors, shutters, &c., of a house. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The necessary movables of a house; equipage; decoration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for furniture

  1. It is quite handsome, and has been for a long time the favorite wood for cabinet and furniture making. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  2. But when they come home from India for always, papa and mamma are going to get a pretty house, and choose all the furniture like here, you know, only not so pretty, I daresay, for a house like this would cost such a great deal of money. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth