Word family noun furnishings furniture adjective furnishedunfurnished verb furnish
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Furniture
furniturefur‧ni‧ture /ˈfɜːnɪtʃə $ ˈfɜːrnɪtʃər/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [uncountable] DHFlarge objects such as chairs, tables, beds, and cupboards I helped him choose the furniture for his house. I can’t think of a single piece of furniture in my house that I bought new. office furnitureGRAMMAR: Countable or uncountable?Furniture is an uncountable noun and is not used in the plural. You say: The house has some beautiful old furniture. Don’t say: The house has some beautiful old furnitures.Furniture is always followed by a singular verb: The furniture was in good condition.When talking about one chair or table, you say a piece of furniture or an item of furniture: There was only one piece of furniture in the room.
Examples from the Corpus
furnitureThe master bedroom is filled with antique furniture.Garden furniture had been neatly stacked under the colonnade.The scheme provides second-hand furniture to the needy.The soldier fights for his country and the broker calls for his furniture.He set up as a freelance industrial designer making furniture from a basement studio in 1952.Carpets, building products, furniture and other durable goods all began to see downshifting during the fourth quarter.Later another partially ignited device was found in a second furniture shop but caused only minor damage.His most famous commission was to supply all the furniture and furnishings for the house constructed for Napoleon on St Helena.The flood took furniture and coins and valuables in one room, and left everything that was in another intact.piece of furnitureTo buy a museum reproduction is to buy a bit of history as well as a piece of furniture.Still, he says, a frame, like a piece of furniture, is meant for long-term use.The bamboo wall looked like a piece of furniture that had been ravaged by woodworm.They picked their way through broken pieces of furniture, their feet crunching across splintered glass and wood.At Woodstock, we construct every cabinet from solid wood as a complete piece of furniture.Some members, such as Dale, have elaborately equipped workshops, where they can make major pieces of furniture from scratch.The design of every Shaker household object or piece of furniture is an expression of the Shaker faith.The replacement must have felt like an unfamiliar piece of furniture, for he was rapidly bowled.
From King Business Dictionaryfurniturefur‧ni‧ture /ˈfɜːnɪtʃəˈfɜːrnɪtʃər/ noun [uncountable]PROPERTY large movable objects such as chairs, tables, and beds that you use in a room to make it comfortable to live or work inThe store sells everything from office furniture to paper-clips.He built up a substantial furniture business.Origin furniture (1500-1600) French fourniture, from Old French furnir; FURNISH