furniture

Roman furniture consisted of: - curule chair, a square seat with x-shaped legs. Chairs said a great deal about class and status in society. These folding chairs (curules) were often used specifically by military commanders campaigning in the field or ceremonially by certain high-level dignitaries. They could have cast bronze legs in the shape of wh…...

Furniture

Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools and sofas) and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground, such as tables and desks), or to store things (e.g., cupboards a...
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Furniture

in British-speak, the visible small parts of a double gun: toplever, triggerguard, safety tab, forend release lever, etc. These parts are normally blued.
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Furniture

The equipment used in falconry, orig, Fr: fourniture deriv. fournir= to furnish
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Furniture

• (v. t.) The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc. • (v. t.) The mountings of a gun. • (v. t.) Builders` hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings. • (v. t.) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture. • (v. t.) Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height ...
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furniture

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...
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furniture

piece of furniture noun 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`
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Furniture

[typesetting] In typesetting, furniture is a term for pieces of wood that are shorter than the height of the type. These pieces are used to lay out type by blocking out empty spaces (white space) in a layout set in a chase. ...
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Furniture

Fur'ni·ture noun [ French fourniture . See Furnish , transitive verb ] 1. That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment. « The form and all the furniture of the earth.» Tillotson. « The t...
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furniture

furniture, properly such movables as chairs, tables, and beds; it is extended to include draperies, rugs, mirrors, lamps, and other furnishings. In its gradual evolution from periods of earliest civilization, the history of furniture parallels the progress of culture. Furniture has been made in a gr...
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furniture

household equipment, usually made of wood, metal, plastics, marble, glass, fabrics, or related materials and having a variety of different purposes. ... [42 related articles]
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Furniture

limbs, hiding boxes, rocks, etc. are cage furniture.
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Furniture

Many fine items of furniture from stools and chairs to tables and even beds can be made from the wood and timber from coppice woodlands. (See also Rustic Furniture)
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furniture

Movable functional items such as tables, chairs, and beds needed to make a room or a home more comfortable and easier to live and work in. Furniture may be made from a wide variety of materials,...
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furniture

[n] - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
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