Definition of furnishing in English:


Syllabification: fur·nish·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfərniSHiNG


  • 1 (usually furnishings) Furniture, fittings, and other decorative accessories, such as curtains and carpets, for a house or room.
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    • This spare space must still be filled with furnishings, appliances, carpets and curtains.
    • They took furnishings, china, sofas, televisions and goodness only knows what else.
    • Tactile elements, such as luxurious carpeting and quality furnishings, are a bonus.
  • 2The action of decorating a house or room and providing it with furniture and fittings.
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    • Thanks to television and home interest magazines devoted to room makeovers, home furnishing has become a fashionable activity.
    • Indian consumers are also using the plastic money for everyday spends such as petrol, hospitals, telephone services and home furnishing.
    • Home furnishing should rebound from a poor start to the year while food sales will lift 5%, said stockbroker Gerrard.


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  • Denoting fabrics used for curtains, upholstery, or floor coverings: they create historic furnishing textiles for the finest museums

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