Fur·nish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furnished p. pr. & vb. n. Furnishing.]
1. To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works. --2 Tim. iii. 17,
2. To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense.
Ye are they . . . that furnish the drink offering unto that number. --Is. lxv. 11.
His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs that he was not a man of strong sense. --Macaulay.
Fur·nish, n. That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply. [Obs.]
v 1: provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an
electrical heater" [syn: supply, provide, render]
2: provide or equip with furniture; "We furnished the house in
the Biedermeyer style"