Furnish Fur"nish (f[^u]r"n[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furnishing}.] [OF. furnir, fornir, to furnish, finish, F. fournir; akin to Pr. formir, furmir, fromir, to accomplish, satisfy, fr. OHG. frumjan to further, execute, do, akin to E. frame. See {Frame}, v. t., and {-ish}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. --2 Tim. iii. 17, [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Ye are they . . . that furnish the drink offering unto that number. --Is. lxv. 11. [1913 Webster]

His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs that he was not a man of strong sense. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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