furnishing

Primary Meanings of furnishing

1.
n
(usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
2.
n
(usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
Full Definitions of furnishing
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n (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

Examples:
King Arthur's Round Table
(legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
Siege Perilous
the legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it
Types:
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appointment, fitting
(usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall
hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture
furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
carpet, carpeting, rug
floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
baby bed, baby's bed
a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
bedroom furniture
furniture intended for use in a bedroom
bedframe, bedstead
the framework of a bed
bookcase
a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books
broadloom
a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
Brussels carpet
a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
buffet, counter, sideboard
a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
cabinet
a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
bureau, chest, chest of drawers, dresser
furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
dining-room furniture
furniture intended for use in a dining room
drop, drop cloth, drop curtain
a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
drugget
a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
etagere
a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments
festoon
a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
fitment
any of the items furnishing or equipping a room (especially built-in furniture)
flying carpet
(Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
frontal
a drapery that covers the front of an altar
hallstand
a piece of furniture where coats and hats and umbrellas can be hung; usually has a mirror
hearthrug
a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
Kurdistan
an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
lamp
a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs
lawn furniture
furniture intended for use on a lawn or in a garden
nest
furniture pieces made to fit close together
nammad, numdah, numdah rug
an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
office furniture
furniture intended for use in an office
portiere
a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
prayer mat, prayer rug
a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
red carpet
a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
runner
a long narrow carpet
scatter rug, throw rug
a small rug; several can be used in a room
seat
furniture that is designed for sitting on
sectional
a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together
shag rug
a rug with long pile
Sheraton
a furniture style that originated in England around 1800; simple in design with straight lines and classical ornamentation
shower curtain
a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area
sleeper
a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
stair-carpet
a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
table
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
table
a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it
theater curtain, theatre curtain
a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
wall unit
a piece of furniture having several units that stands against one wall of a room
closet, press, wardrobe
a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
wash-hand stand, washstand
furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
Wilton, Wilton carpet
a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
Type of:
instrumentality, instrumentation
an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

n the act of decorating a house or room

Type of:
interior decoration, interior design
the trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior
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n (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel

Synonyms:
trappings
Type of:
accessory, accouterment, accoutrement
clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

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