furniture

Definitions

  • KITCHEN FURNITURE AT POMPEII
    KITCHEN FURNITURE AT POMPEII
  • 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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Quotations

  • Mario Burata
    Mario Burata
    “Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.”
  • Helen Rowland
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    “Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
  • Sydney Smith
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    “No furniture is so charming as books.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “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
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    “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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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