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furniture


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furniture  \Fur"ni*ture\,  n.  [F.  fourniture.  See  {Furnish},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  That  with  which  anything  is  furnished  or  supplied; 
  supplies;  outfit;  equipment. 
 
  The  form  and  all  the  furniture  of  the  earth. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  The  thoughts  which  make  the  furniture  of  their 
  minds.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  2.  Articles  used  for  convenience  or  decoration  in  a  house  or 
  apartment,  as  tables,  chairs,  bedsteads,  sofas,  carpets, 
  curtains,  pictures,  vases,  etc 
 
  3.  The  necessary  appendages  to  anything  as  to  a  machine,  a 
  carriage,  a  ship,  etc 
  a  (Naut.)  The  masts  and  rigging  of  a  ship. 
  b  (Mil.)  The  mountings  of  a  gun. 
  c  Builders'  hardware  such  as  locks,  door  and  window 
  trimmings. 
  d  (Print)  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. 
 
  4.  (Mus.)  A  mixed  or  compound  stop  in  an  organ;  --  sometimes 
  called  mixture. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furniture 
  n  :  artifacts  that  make  a  room  ready  for  occupancy;  "they  had 
  too  much  furniture  for  the  small  apartment";  "there  was 
  only  one  piece  of  furniture  in  the  room"  [syn:  {piece  of 
  furniture},  {article  of  furniture}] 




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