1. That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.
The form and all the furniture of the earth. --Tillotson.
The thoughts which make the furniture of their minds. --M. Arnold.
2. Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.
3. The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc. (a) Naut. The masts and rigging of a ship. (b) Mil. The mountings of a gun. (c) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings. (d) Print Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the form in its place in the chase.
4. Mus. A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.
n : furnishings that make a room or other area ready for
occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small
apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the
room" [syn: piece of furniture, article of furniture]