furnish

  • 1 Furnish — Fur nish (f[^u]r n[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furnishing}.] [OF. furnir, fornir, to furnish, finish, F. fournir; akin to Pr. formir, furmir, fromir, to accomplish, satisfy, fr. OHG. frumjan to further, execute, do,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 furnish — fur‧nish [ˈfɜːnɪʆ ǁ ˈfɜːr ] verb [transitive] 1. to provide or supply something: • Each company is required to furnish details of its market position to the Bank of England at the close of business each day. • The company entered into a hire… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 furnish — 1 *provide, supply Analogous words: *get, obtain, procure, acquire, secure: *prepare, fit, ready, qualify, condition Antonyms: strip 2 Furnish, equip, outfit, appoint, accouter, arm are comparable when they mean to supply a person or something… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 furnish — [fʉr′nish] vt. [ME furnishen < extended stem of OFr furnir (Fr fournir) < Frank * frumjan (akin to OE framian, Ger frommen, to benefit), caus. < * fruma (akin to ON frami, profit): for IE base see FROM] 1. to supply, provide, or equip… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 furnish — I verb accommodate, accouter, afford, appoint, apportion, arm, bestow, contribute, enable, endow, endue, equip, fit out, gear, give, grant, indulge, instruere, lavish, outfit, praebere, present, produce, provide, provision, purvey, rig, stock,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 furnish — mid 15c., from M.Fr. furniss , prp. stem of furnir furnish, accomplish, from O.Fr. fornir (12c.), from V.L. *fornire, alteration of *fromire, from W.Gmc. *frumjan forward movement, advancement (Cf. O.H.G. frumjan to do, execute, provide ), from P …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 furnish — [v1] decorate, supply accoutre, apparel, appoint, arm, array, clothe, endow, equip, feather a nest*, fit, fit out*, fix up*, gear, line a nest*, make habitable, outfit, provide, provision, purvey, rig, stock, store, turn out; concepts 140,177,182 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 furnish — ► VERB 1) provide (a room or building) with furniture and fittings. 2) (furnish with) supply with (equipment or information). 3) be a source of; provide. DERIVATIVES furnished adjective furnisher noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Furnish — Fur nish, n. That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply. [Obs.] Greene. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 furnish — v. 1) to furnish elegantly; luxuriously; plainly; tastefully 2) (D; tr.) ( to provide ) to furnish for (to furnish blankets for the refugees) 3) (D; tr.) ( to provide ) to furnish with (can you furnish us with the necessary information?) 4) (D;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 furnish — furnisher, n. /ferr nish/, v.t. 1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc. 2. to provide or supply (often fol. by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed. n. 3. paper pulp and any… …

    Universalium

  • 12 Furnish — David Furnish (* 26. Oktober 1962 in Toronto, Kanada) ist ein kanadischer Filmproduzent und Regisseur. Bekannt wurde er vor allem für die Dokumentation Elton John: Tantrums and Tiaras. Er schreibt auch regelmäßig für die Zeitschrift Interview.… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 furnish — fur|nish [ˈfə:nıʃ US ˈfə:r ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: furnir to complete, provide equipment ] 1.) to put furniture and other things into a house or room ▪ Having bought the house, they couldn t afford to furnish it. furnish… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 furnish — [15] Far apart as they may now seem, furnish is closely parallel in its development with frame. Both originated as verbs based on from, in its earliest signification ‘forward movement, advancement, progress’. Frame was a purely English formation …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 furnish — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)nɪʃ[/t]] furnishes, furnishing, furnished 1) VERB If you furnish a room or building, you put furniture and furnishings into it. [V n with n] Many proprietors try to furnish their hotels with antiques. [Also V n] 2) VERB If you furnish… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 furnish — fur•nish [[t]ˈfɜr nɪʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary appliances, esp. furniture 2) to provide or supply (often fol. by with): The delay furnished me with extra time[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; < OF furniss , long s …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 furnish — [15] Far apart as they may now seem, furnish is closely parallel in its development with frame. Both originated as verbs based on from, in its earliest signification ‘forward movement, advancement, progress’. Frame was a purely English formation …

    Word origins

  • 18 furnish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. equip, outfit; provide, yield, supply. See preparation, provision. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To supply necessities] Syn. supply, provide, outfit, fit out, equip, stock, appoint, arm; see also provide… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 furnish — verb (T) 1 to put furniture and other things into a house or room: The apartment was furnished in Art Deco style. | furnish sth with sth: a room furnished with a desk and swivel chair 2 to supply or provide something: They were asked to furnish… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 furnish */ — UK [ˈfɜː(r)nɪʃ] / US [ˈfɜrnɪʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms furnish : present tense I/you/we/they furnish he/she/it furnishes present participle furnishing past tense furnished past participle furnished 1) to provide furniture for a room or house …

    English dictionary


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