Adjective "furniture" definition and examples

(Furniture may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːnɪtʃə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The movable articles that are used to make a room or building suitable for living or working in, such as tables, chairs, or desks.
  1. 'Around the edges of the room were pieces of furniture like tables and a few chairs.'
  2. 'By contrast, in the center of the first gallery was a room's worth of furniture: a sofa, chair, coffee table, lamp and rug.'
  3. 'Henny and I sit on one of the two slip-covered red couches - the only furniture in the living room except for two dining tables.'
  4. 'An ethos of functionalism informed all of their furniture designs.'
  5. 'They didn't buy any more furniture for the living room or extra bedrooms because furnishing the baby's room was the most important thing on their list.'
  6. 'The walls were still brick, but she had brought in an overstuffed couch and glass coffee table for furniture and placed plants and a very nice book case in the corner.'
  7. 'John works with a bunch of artisans in a small-scale factory where they can knock up stage furniture, chairs, tables, small boats - and ships!'
  8. 'When you entered the doorway you faced a mirrored closet and then, right in front of you was a large room where they put the dining room furniture, pool table, stereo system and couch.'
  9. 'If you are in a room with lots of furniture, tables, chairs, bar stools, etc., use them to your advantage.'
  10. 'Travel furniture from chairs, tables and bookcases to bedroom suites, was in much demand in the late 18th and 19th centuries.'
The small accessories or fittings that are required for a particular task or function.
  1. 'This not only includes basic furniture items, but a ‘homeowner's pack’ of cutlery, crockery, basic pans and bathroom accessories.'
  2. 'To brighten up your workplace, Designo has a wide variety of corporate furniture and accessories too.'
  3. 'A temporary roof and ceiling were added to the nave and the chancel and much of the furniture and fittings of the old Cathedral were used to maintain links with the past.'
  4. 'The company has negotiated a special furniture and fitting package with Harvey Norman for units that have yet to be fitted out.'
  5. 'Lissadell House will be stripped of its historical furniture and fittings before the new owners take over in December.'
  6. 'the gun is fitted with wooden furniture'

More definitions

1. the movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.

2. fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.

3. equipment for streets and other public areas, as lighting standards, signs, benches, or litter bins.

4. Also called bearer, dead metal. Printing. pieces of wood or metal, less than type high, set in and about pages of type to fill them out and hold the type in place in a chase.

More examples(as adjective)

"subcontractors can be furniture."

"sectors can be furniture."

"workers can be furniture."

"retailers can be furniture."

"coatings can be furniture."

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Origin

Early 16th century (denoting the action of furnishing): from French fourniture, from fournir, from Old French furnir ‘to furnish’.

Phrase

part of the furniture