Definition of furniture in English:

furniture

Syllabification: fur·ni·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈfərniCHər
 
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noun

1Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working.
More example sentences
  • If you are in a room with lots of furniture, tables, chairs, bar stools, etc., use them to your advantage.
  • Henny and I sit on one of the two slip-covered red couches - the only furniture in the living room except for two dining tables.
  • By contrast, in the center of the first gallery was a room's worth of furniture: a sofa, chair, coffee table, lamp and rug.
2 [usually with adjective or noun modifier] Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment: computer hardware, software, and furniture
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  • They use cheap materials and actually destroy a lot of decent furniture and fittings in the process - if something is considered unfashionable it gets taken out or painted over.
  • The company has negotiated a special furniture and fitting package with Harvey Norman for units that have yet to be fitted out.
  • Lissadell House will be stripped of its historical furniture and fittings before the new owners take over in December.
2.1The mountings of a rifle.
More example sentences
  • His Model 1866 Winchester did not have the traditional wooden furniture, but rather an ivory polymer buttstock and forearm.
2.2 Printing Pieces of wood or metal placed around or between metal type to make blank spaces and fasten the matter in the chase.

Origin

early 16th century (denoting the action of furnishing): from French fourniture, from fournir, from Old French furnir 'to furnish'.

Phrases

part of the furniture

informal A person or thing that has been somewhere so long as to seem a permanent, unquestioned, or invisible feature.
More example sentences
  • She's like part of the furniture - people always expect her to be there.
  • Having worked in Guiseley for so long, I feel that I am part of the furniture.
  • He was obviously a really good con man, giving the impression that he was part of the furniture down at Clifton.

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