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Meaning of FURNISH

Pronunciation:  'furnish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"; "render assistence"
  2. [v]  provide or equip with furniture; "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"

FURNISH is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: provide, render, supply
 See Also: afford, air-condition, alphabetize, arm, articulate, bed, berth, bewhisker, border, bottom, brattice, bush, buy in, calk, canal, canalise, canalize, capitalise, capitalize, caption, causeway, charge, cleat, cloy, coal, computerise, computerize, constitutionalize, copperbottom, corbel, cornice, costume, crenel, crenelate, crenellate, curtain, date, edge, equip, extend, feed, fire, fit, fit out, flood, fuel, fund, furnish, gate, give, glass, glaze, glut, grate, headline, heat, hobnail, hydrate, index, innervate, interleave, joint, key, leverage, machicolate, match, offer, outfit, oversupply, partner, patch, pour, provision, pump, purvey, rafter, rail, railroad, ramp, reflectorise, reflectorize, refurnish, retrofit, sanitate, scant, seat, shelter, signalise, signalize, skimp, slat, stint, stock, subtitle, surfeit, tap, terrace, terrasse, toggle, tool, top, transistorise, transistorize, uniform, upholster, victual, water, wharf, whisker, wive, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fur"nish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furnished}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Furnishing}.] [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}, v. t., and {-ish}.]
    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.
    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.
  2. \Fur"nish\, n.
    That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.
    [Obs.] --Greene.
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