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.

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. A mixed or compound stop in an organ; sometimes called mixture.

Origin: F. Fourniture. See Furnish.

(01 Mar 1998)

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