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furnishing (instrumentality)

Definition:

the instrumentalities (furniture, appliances, and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

usually plural

Related to:

furnish

Plural:

furnishings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

All senses of furnishing...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Decorative arts

traditionally a term for the design and manufacture of functional objects. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography,... (35 of 1352 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Decorative arts

Macmillan British Dictionary:

furnish [transitive] | furnished [past tense] | furnishing [present participle] | furnishes [3rd-person singular present]

to provide furniture for a room or house | to provide someone with something that they need, especially information (18 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/furnish

Cambridge Dictionary:

fitting [entry 4, British] | furnishing

([United States] "furnishing") a piece of furniture, such as a cooker, washing machine or curtain pole, which is not permanently fixed in or part of ... (25 of 70 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fitting 4

Oxford Dictionary:

furnishing | furnishings

(usually "furnishings") | furniture, fittings, and other decorative accessories such as curtains and carpets, for a house or room | [modifier] : ... (20 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/furnishing

Wiktionary:

furnish | furnishes [plural] | furnished [past tense] | furnishing [present participle]

Material used to create an engineered product. | [transitive] To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment. | [transitive, figurative] To supply or give. (23 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/furnish

Merriam-Webster:

furnishing | furnishings [plural]

"furnishings": an article or accessory of dress | an object that tends to increase comfort or utility ; "furnishings": especially, an article of ... (22 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/furnishing

American Heritage Dictionary:

furnishing | furnishings [sense-specific]

A piece of equipment necessary or useful for comfort or convenience. | "furnishings": The furniture, appliances, and other movable articles in a home ... (22 of 33 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/furnishing

Random House Dictionary:

furnishing | furnishings [sense-specific]

"furnishings": furniture, carpeting, etc., for a house or room. ; articles or accessories of dress. | that with which anything is furnished. (21 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/furnishing

Collins Dictionary:

furnishings

furniture and accessories, including carpets and curtains, with which a room, house, etc, is furnished | [United States, Canadian] articles of dress ... (21 of 450 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/furnishings

New World Dictionary:

furnishings

the furniture, carpets, and the like for a room, apartment, etc. | articles of dress; things to wear (17 of 23 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/furnishings

Britannica Encyclopedia:

instrumentation [music] | orchestration [synonym]

in music, arrangement or composition for instruments. Most authorities make little distinction between the words instrumentation and orchestration. ... (18 of 972 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/289418​/instrumentation

instrumentation [technology]

in technology, the development and use of precise measuring equipment. Although the sensory organs of the human body can be extremely sensitive and ... (23 of 879 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/289430​/instrumentation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

orchestra and orchestration | orchestra | orchestration | instrumentation

an orchestra is a musical ensemble of mixed instruments based on strings and winds, under the direction of a conductor, employing four classes of ... (24 of 71 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0836790​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

furnish | furnished [past tense] | furnishing [present participle] | furnishes [3rd-person singular present]

to provide and install furniture and other fittings such as carpets and curtains in a place | to supply something, or provide somebody with something ... (24 of 88 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613963​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

furnishing

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "furnishing"

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the Free Dictionary:

furnishing

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "furnishing"

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Google Dictionary:

furnishing | furnishings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "furnishing"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

furnishing

Audio: North American pronunciation of "furnishing"

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YourDictionary Audio:

furnishing

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