- furniture (n.)
- 1520s, "act of supplying or providing," from Middle French fourniture "a supply; act of furnishing," from Old French forneture (13c.), from fornir "to furnish" (see furnish). Sense of "chairs, tables, etc.; household stuff; movables required or ornamental in a dwelling-place" (1570s) is unique to English; most other European languages derive their words for this from Latin mobile "movable."
- 1. Buying budget-priced furniture needn't mean compromising on quality or style.
- 2. The house is crammed with priceless furniture and works of art.
- 3. We talk in her Belgrade flat, full of heavy old brown furniture.
- 4. Their room was bare of furniture and they lived off porridge.
- 5. They were reported to be unloading trucks filled with looted furniture.