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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fur•ni•ture /ˈfɝnɪtʃɚ/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Furnituremovable articles, such as tables, chairs, or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
(fûr′ni chər), n.
- Furniturethe movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
- fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.
- Architectureequipment for streets and other public areas, as lighting standards, signs, benches, or litter bins.
- PrintingAlso called bearer, dead metal. [Print.]pieces of wood or metal, less than type high, set in and about pages of type to fill them out and hold the type in place in a chase.
- French fourniture, derivative of fournir to furnish
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
furniture /ˈfɜːnɪtʃə/ n
Etymology: 16th Century: from French fourniture, from fournir to equip, furnish
- the movable, generally functional, articles that equip a room, house, etc
- the equipment necessary for a ship, factory, etc
- lengths of wood, plastic, or metal, used in assembling formes to create the blank areas and to surround the type
- See door furniture, street furniture
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