• WordNet 3.6
    • n furniture 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Furniture hardware and accessories found. Much of the furniture used in the Jamestown houses was made in Virginia Furniture hardware and accessories found. Much of the furniture used in the Jamestown houses was made in Virginia

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Singer Billy Joel tried to commit suicide when he was 21 by drinking furniture polish
    • Furniture (Mus) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.
    • Furniture Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.
    • Furniture Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings.
    • Furniture 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.
    • Furniture That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment. "The form and all the furniture of the earth.""The thoughts which make the furniture of their minds."
    • Furniture The masts and rigging of a ship.
    • Furniture The mountings of a gun.
    • Furniture The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Jayne Mansfield decorated her "Pink Palace" by writing to 1,500 furniture and building suppliers and asking for free samples. She told the donors they could then brag that their goods were in her outlandish mansion. The pitch worked, and Jayne received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise.
    • n furniture In general, that with which anything is furnished or supplied to fit it for operation or use; that which fits or equips for use or action; outfit; equipment: as, the furniture of a war-horse, or of a microscope; table furniture.
    • n furniture The act of furnishing.
    • n furniture Collectively and specifically— Those movables required for use or ornament in a dwelling, a place of business or of assembly, etc.
    • n furniture The necessary appendages in various employments or arts, as the brasswork of locks, door-knobs, and window-shutters, the masts and rigging of a ship, the mounting of a musket, etc.
    • n furniture In printing, the pieces of wood or metal placed between and around pages of type to keep them the requisite distance apart and to aid in securing them in the chase.
    • n furniture In organ-building, one of the varieties of mixture-stops.
    • n furniture In a harness, all of the metallic parts with the exception of the bits and rosettes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.
    • n Furniture fur′ni-tūr movables, either for use or ornament, with which a house is equipped: equipage, the trappings of a horse, &c.: decorations: the necessary appendages in some arts, &c.:
    • n Furniture fur′ni-tūr (print.) the pieces of wood or metal put round pages of type to make proper margins and fill the spaces between the pages and the chase.
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  • Mario Burata
    Mario Burata
    “Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “No furniture is so charming as books.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if it has common sense on the ground floor.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fourniture,. See Furnish (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. fourniture.


In literature:

The somber rooms never spoke to me, the old furniture never seemed tinctured with race.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
She wished she had been asked into a library, or some more cosy room, for the stiff hangings, and massive furniture were oppressive.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
The equipment, ordnance, furniture, and necessaries of a ship.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The furniture was also of oak, and cushioned in red Morocco leather.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
The room contained scarcely any furniture.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
All stiffness of design in furniture should be avoided.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
A very large tree, much used for panelling and furniture.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Shall I help you get the furniture ready now?
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
In most of the houses that the cars passed in the big native quarter of Tondo, furniture was scanty.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
The carpets were too ragged and soiled to retain; the furniture too awful.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
The furniture was equal to the furniture of the best cottages, and everything was extremely clean.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
She took off her gloves and examined the furniture and the objects of virtu in the room.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
All through the ruins are scattered the most costly furniture and store goods of all kinds.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
It was all an open space, crammed with trunks, furniture, boxes, and barrels.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
It was about twelve o'clock that night, I think, that we were aroused by a heart-breaking, furniture-smashing disturbance.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
In this way I gradually became possessed of a kind of Robinson Crusoe outfit of household furniture.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The furniture too was all light and elegant, and quite Oriental in appearance.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Then we had to save out at least five dollars a week to pay on the furniture.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
This will in a later chapter come under the head of furniture.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Sometime Marse buy de furniture and sometime de carpenter make it.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Perhaps it's no more than the fire's reflection
on some piece of gleaming furniture
that the child remembers so much later
like a revelation.
"Fire's Reflection" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Then th' furnitur started to come,
Waggon looads on it, all spankin new,
Rich crimson an gold covered some,
Wol some shone i' scarlet an blue.
"To Let" by John Hartley
The furniture goes for a song, now.
The sixties had horrible taste.
But the trouble is this--they've included
Some better things, too, in their haste.
"Fashions" by Alfred Noyes
Foo's furniture is scattered any'ow,
Artisic like, in bits about the floor.
An' 'arf a dozen blokes, drawn by the row,
Nosey but nervis, 'overs near the door.
I ain't no pitcher orf no chocklit box.
I've took some knocks.
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
By leave of you he places stone on stone;
He scatters seed: you are at once the prop
Among the long roots of his fragile crop.
You manufacture for him, and insure
House, harvest, implement and furniture,
And hold them all secure.
"Gravikty" by Harold Monro
By leave of you he places stone on stone;
He scatters seed: you are at once the prop
Among the long roots of his fragile crop.
You manufacture for him, and insure
House, harvest, implement and furniture,
And hold them all secure.
"Gravity" by Harold Munro

In news:

Furniture Today, June 24, 2010.
Verma's corner focuses on painted furniture.
Furniture Today, November 1, 2012.
A great way to update the look and feel of your patio furniture is to move the furniture pieces to a different location or place it in an alternate arrangement.
Furniture Maker After studying graphic design, a local woman set her sights on furniture.
What's the perfect furniture for your front porch .
Southeast Furniture Warehouse, Inc, located in Lemon Creek, plans to hold a "Gobble up this deal" event on Friday.
Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services today announced the launch of the new Viking Direct furniture interactive brochure (i-brochure).
Workers move furniture into the Tiger Hotel on Wednesday.
While contractors busily adapted his 1878 Queen Anne to his 21st century lifestyle, homeowner Chris Mullen indulged one of his passions: hunting for the ideal lighting and furniture to bring his Pasadena home, Mansion Adena, back to life.
Bechtel Jr, furniture company worker.
Fortner Furniture Company and the Giant Clock Mystery.
A note about furniture repair and restoration safety.
Civil War vet, inventor founded Cushman furniture company .
The actor has slapped a furniture company with a lawsuit for allegedly using his name to sell products.

In science:

Physical assets include all manors of furniture and equipment, whether movable (desks, chairs, computers, etc) or immovable (projectors fixed to a room).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Physical assets are defined as furniture (including storage unit) and equipment (including computer).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.4] The system shall, in the event where no barcode, owner, category, furniture type (if applicable), number of compartments (if applicable) and/or equipment type (if applicable) are provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the add physical asset operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.13] The system shall display the results of a physical asset search including, for each returned result, physical asset unique ID number, barcode, manufacturer, model, category, location, furniture type (if app licable), equipment type (if applicable), equipment assigned user and status. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Such image contains a number of ob jects – markers, persons, furniture, etc.
Augmented Reality Implementation Methods in Mainstream Applications
DµΦADµΦA + i ¯ψ 6 Dψ + F AFA 3 ‘When a French super-march´e carries not only food and drink but also car spares, garden furniture and ladies’ underwear, it becomes an hyper-marche´e.
N=2 Supersymmetry and de Sitter space
What does Michael Fisher do when he checks into a hotel room for a night? He rearranges the furniture.
My Life with Fisher
You would not plan on shouting across the lobby, playing your television at full volume at 11pm, or throwing furniture off the balcony. Framing should not be equated to activating a large, stable instruction list.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
Both agents know what the designhouse plan requires and start out with a set of furniture pieces that can be used to design each room.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
To negotiate an agreement, each agent carries out means-end reasoning about the furniture pieces that they have that can be used in the floor plan.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
Means-end reasoning generates options – these options are the content of proposals to the other agent to put a piece of furniture into one of the rooms.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
As potential warrants to support deliberation, and to provide a way of ob jectively evaluating agents’ performance, each piece of furniture has a score.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
The score propositions for all the pieces of furniture are stored in both agents’ memories at the beginning of the dialogue.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
Since agents already know the point values for pieces of furniture, warrants are always IRUs in the experiments here.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
Standard task we simply summarize the point values of the furniture pieces in each put-act in the final Design, while in the Zero NonMatching Beliefs task, agents get no points for a plan unless they agree on the reasons underlying each action that contributes to the plan.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy