verb (used with object)

  1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc.
  2. to provide or supply (often followed by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed.


  1. paper pulp and any ingredients added to it prior to its introduction into a papermaking machine.

verb (tr)

  1. to provide (a house, room, etc) with furniture, carpets, etc
  2. to equip with what is necessary; fit out
  3. to give; supplythe records furnished the information required

mid-15c., from Middle French furniss-, present participle stem of furnir “furnish, accomplish,” from Old French fornir (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fornire, alteration of *fromire, from West Germanic *frumjan “forward movement, advancement” (cf. Old High German frumjan “to do, execute, provide”), from Proto-Germanic *fram- “forwards” (see from). Meaning “to provide” (something) is from 1520s. Related: Furnished; furnishing.

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