furnishing

Definitions of furnishing
  1. noun
    (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
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    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
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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
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    instrumentality, instrumentation
    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  2. noun
    the act of decorating a house or room
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    type of:
    interior decoration, interior design
    the trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior
  3. noun
    (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
    synonyms: trappings
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    type of:
    accessory, accouterment, accoutrement
    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
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