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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v furnish give something useful or necessary to "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
    • v furnish provide or equip with furniture "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Furnish That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.
    • Furnish 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.""His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs that he was not a man of strong sense."
    • Furnish 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • furnish To provide; supply: used with with, and having a personal object: as, to furnish a family with food; to furnish a person with money for some purpose.
    • furnish To provide for use; make or afford a provision of; supply; yield: with a thing as object: as, to furnish arms for defense; Normally furnishes the best draft-horses; this fact furnishes a strong argument against your theory.
    • furnish To provide with what is proper or suitable; supply with anything; fit up or fit out; equip: as, to furnish a house, a library, or an expedition; to furnish the mind by study and observation.
    • furnish Specifically In ceramics, to ornament with pieces molded separately and afterward attached to the object, as a vase with figures of flowers, or the like.
    • furnish To provide one's self with equipment; equip one's self.
    • furnish To provide furniture for a room or a house.
    • furnish In racing slang, to take on flesh; improve in strength and appearance.
    • n furnish Provision; outfit; furniture; supply.
    • n furnish An obsolete variant of furnace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Furnish fur′nish to fit up or supply completely, or with what is necessary: to equip (with)
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  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
  • John Locke
    “Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.”
  • John Mcdonald
    John Mcdonald
    “Your mind, which is yourself, can be likened to a house. The first necessary move then, is to rid that house of all but furnishings essential to success.”
  • Claude Bernard
    Claude Bernard
    “A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.”
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. furniss-, furnir—Old High Ger. frummjan, to do.


In literature:

Oliver Harper, one of the diggers who furnished the money, was soon afterward murdered.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
The camel of Turkestan, however, furnishes a silky textile that is much used.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
This period was famous for palace building, and the descriptions of the magnificence and luxurious furnishings read like a fairy tale.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Furnish racks and trellises for such plants as need them as soon as they are needed.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
They had the cottage rebuilt and well furnished, and lived happier than they had ever done before.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
This was done at the suggestion of Henry H. Sibley, who furnished the stone.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
A leathern garment furnished with inflated bladders, to buoy the wearer up in the water.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
On her entrance here she was furnished with gaudy dresses and wearing apparel for which the keeper of the place charged her $600.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
If a cow is sold, he must furnish another to take her place.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
It is met with very far down in the animal scale, and the author furnishes abundant proof of it.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot

In poetry:

"Then why, dear John, do you despair,
If you do love so madly?"
"Because," said John, "my pocket there
Is slim, and furnish'd badly."
"John And Jane" by Thomas Frederick Young
Thus bird of the air and beast of the field,
All which the woods and the waters yield,
Furnished in that olden day
The bridal feast of the Bashaba.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Health to the new people,
health to their flag, to their old
restored house on the hill!
Everything had been swept bare,
furnished, garnished and aired.
"The Old Flame" by Robert Lowell
"Madam," he answered her, "I have a Friend
Furnishes me with hair out of His strength,
And He requires only I attend
Unto His charity and to its length."
"Samuel Sewall" by Anthony Hecht
The money perhaps by your father or mother
Was furnished you but with that view;
If so, you were only the steward of another,
And the praise you usurp is their due.
"Charity" by Charles Lamb
Your Highness is too gracious; if you glance
Round mine ill-furnished studio, my works
Shall best proclaim me and my poor deserts.
Luca, uplift you hangings.
"The Spagnoletto. Act III" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Church furnishings piled up out back.
Shock's Home Furnishings 395 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville.
During the years of the housing bubble, home textiles - and home furnishings generally - were hot pretty much across the board.
Artisanal-quality modern bath furnishing maker Wetstyle looked to the East for inspiration on the minimalist M Collection.
MMPI reports record contract furnishings lease renewals.
CHICAGO– MMPI promoted Jaclyn Kelly senior director of marketing for MMPI 's Casual Furnishings Industry.
HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance will participate in a series of educational seminars on environmental topics sponsored by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc during the High Point Market that runs from April 7 to 13.
Nettle Creek Interiors, a company specializing in high-end home furnishings and design, is moving from its La Jolla location to Del Mar.
Neutral earth tones remain popular for outdoor furnishings.
Citizen not obligated to furnish identifying information.
Interior designer Ondine Karady, who helped create the sets on "Sex and the City," now resides in Washington, DC in a home furnished with props from the show.
With its dark wood furnishings, shadowy corners and shelves of old books, it provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of Wilde's poems and stories.
Now called Salon Eva Perón and open to the public, the room bears a plaque explaining its importance, contains a bust of Eva Perón , and has retained its original furnishings.
When you make an investment in your home furnishings, you may be reluctant to take big risks.
NEW YORK– Portico Home & Spa has joined forces with model Summer Rayne Oakes to develop a consumer- and brand-awareness campaign for the company's line of environmentally friendly home furnishings.

In science:

Derivatives of noninteger order 0 < α ≤ 1 with respect to time are in this way found to furnish an important generalization for the infinitesimal generator of the macroscopic time evolution of physical observables.
On Fractional Diffusion and its Relation with Continuous Time Random Walks
Quantization of type IIB strings that stretch between different D3-branes furnish N (N − 1) additional vector multiplets that can be interpreted as the roots of AN −1 , thus giving rise to the full non-abelian algebra.
A class of six-dimensional conformal field theories
One can show that the VOA furnishes a representation of itself; this is called the vacuum representation .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
This is the character of G ′ that is furnished by the monodromy charge: gρ (J ) = e2π iQJ (ρ) for J ∈ G ′ .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
R, furnished with a singular foliation L, and we will study ideals I ⊂ R for the question of whether there exists an ideal I such that L becomes nonsingular on eV = B lI (V ).
On Resolving Singularities