Definition of Furnish

1. Verb. Give something useful or necessary to. "We provided the room with an electrical heater"




2. Verb. Provide or equip with furniture. "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"
Generic synonyms: Provide, Render, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Refurnish
Derivative terms: Furnishing, Furniture

Definition of Furnish

1. v. t. To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.

2. n. That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.

Definition of Furnish

1. Noun. Material used to create an engineered product. ¹

2. Verb. To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To supply or give. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furnish

1. to equip [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: equip

Medical Definition of Furnish

1. 1. To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house. "That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Tim. Iii. 17,) 2. To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense. "Ye are they . . . That furnish the drink offering unto that number." (Is. Lxv. 11) "His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs that he was not a man of strong sense." (Macaulay) Origin: OF. Furnir, fornir, to furnish, finish, F. Fournir; akin to Pr. Formir, furmir, fromir, to accomplish, satisfy, fr. OHG. Frumjan to further, execute, do, akin to E. Frame. See Frame, and -ish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furnish

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Literary usage of Furnish

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1. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"The ige of the unmarried has been computed from the date of birth, but of those listed as unmarried 12 men and 130 women have failed to furnish dates from ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"If being a factor he buys up goods, which he furnish as fac- ought to furnish as factor; and instead of charging ..."

3. The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Mynors Bright, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1894)
"By and by comes Alderman Maynell and Mr. Viner, and there my Lord Treasurer did intreat them to furnish me with money upon my tallys, Sir Philip Warwicke ..."

4. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1900)
"CHAPTER VI How Sir Tristram arrived into the Island for to furnish the battle with Sir ... furnish ..."

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