Definition of furniture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɜːnɪtʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrnɪtʃər//
[uncountable] Furniture, Departments in stores
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  • objects that can be moved, such as tables, chairs and beds, that are put into a house or an office to make it suitable for living or working in a piece of furniture garden/office, etc. furniture We need to buy some new furniture. see also door furniture, street furniture See related entries: Furniture, Departments in stores
  • Word Originearly 16th cent. (denoting ‘the action of furnishing’): from French fourniture, from fournir, from Old French furnir ‘to furnish’. More Like This Uncountable nouns often used wrongly accommodation, advice, chewing gum, feedback, furniture, equipment, information, luggage, news, progress, softwareSee worksheet. Extra examplesAll the original furniture and fittings will be reinstated. The room would look bigger if we rearranged the furniture. The wood is used for making fine furniture. an 18th-century town house, complete with period furnitureIdioms a person or thing that you are so used to seeing that you no longer notice them I worked there so long that I became part of the furniture.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: furniture