Definition of furnishing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfərniSHiNG/ /ˈfərnɪʃɪŋ/


  • 1usually furnishingsFurniture, fittings, and other decorative accessories, such as curtains and carpets, for a house or room.

    ‘This spare space must still be filled with furnishings, appliances, carpets and curtains.’
    • ‘They took furnishings, china, sofas, televisions and goodness only knows what else.’
    • ‘Tactile elements, such as luxurious carpeting and quality furnishings, are a bonus.’
    • ‘They shined a dirty light on the only furnishings in the room, a chair and a small table.’
    • ‘Room furnishings, right down to the Egyptian cotton sheets, are top notch everywhere in the hotel.’
    • ‘Each room had the same furnishings and amount of dirt, the only thing that changed was the color.’
    • ‘Once all fittings and furnishings are chosen, she travels to the resorts to meet the furniture on arrival.’
    • ‘In the end, the cost of the house and its furnishings totaled more than one million dollars.’
    • ‘To get rid of red wine stains on furnishings and carpets don't apply salt - use carbonated soda water instead.’
    • ‘Then she turned from the trunk and made a slow perusal of the room and its furnishings.’
    • ‘The cleanliness of the carpets and furnishings should also be assessed and dust levels kept low.’
    • ‘In the wet season the rain pours in, ruining the last of the royal carpets and furnishings.’
    • ‘She emphasised that they should give careful consideration to the way in which furnishings and furniture are placed in a room.’
    • ‘It also houses an extensive array of furniture, furnishings and assorted curios.’
    • ‘The solid mahogany bar fittings and furniture and deep pile furnishings sets the tone of the club.’
    • ‘Even with the simplest furnishings, the proper use of color can transform a room.’
    • ‘You have to help me choose the styles of her gown, not to mention furnishings for her room.’
    • ‘The front desk takes care of everything from laundering sheets to updating furnishings.’
    • ‘To break the monotony, we hopped along the road in a westerly direction to pay a visit to a large furniture and furnishings store.’
    • ‘The houses would need to be empty and if they have period furniture and furnishings that would be an extra advantage.’
  • 2The action of decorating a house or room and providing it with furniture and fittings.

    ‘Thanks to television and home interest magazines devoted to room makeovers, home furnishing has become a fashionable activity.’
    • ‘Indian consumers are also using the plastic money for everyday spends such as petrol, hospitals, telephone services and home furnishing.’
    • ‘Home furnishing should rebound from a poor start to the year while food sales will lift 5%, said stockbroker Gerrard.’
    • ‘He decided to reclaim the house, and in 1997, with his wife, Caroline, began the mammoth task of repairing, rewiring and replumbing, decorating and furnishing.’
    • ‘Interior decorators help you put your creative stamp in your home by dealing with decorating, furnishing, and space issues, often in unique ways.’
    • ‘The launch of more than a couple of new retail finance schemes - personal loan for medical practitioners and for furnishing of houses and flats under the housing loan scheme - has also proved successful.’
    • ‘This sum will facilitate the building and furnishing of a house in Africa and the organisers appreciate the response of the community and the help of the collectors.’
    • ‘They had planned to get a house and start furnishing it around September next year.’
    • ‘Decorating and furnishing these houses required thoughtful, carefully orchestrated purchases and may have been the initial impetus to begin collecting art.’
    • ‘There are references to important pieces still belonging to the descendants of the original owners, but surprisingly few to the decoration and furnishing of the grand houses of the nobility.’
    • ‘Their interest in such subjects provided the inspiration for much of the decoration and furnishing of the Brick House.’
    • ‘The underlying reason is that the refurbishment and furnishing of the mayoral house has been tamely acceded to.’
    • ‘I am happy to go back to Canada and start furnishing and living in our new house.’
    • ‘Bobby O'Reilly heads a team of professionals working solely on investment properties abroad who can provide full service of sales, furnishing and letting.’


  • Denoting fabrics used for curtains, upholstery, or floor coverings.

    • ‘they create historic furnishing textiles for the finest museums’