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Definition of Furnish


  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.
  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.
  3. That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.

Furnish Quotations

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
Tad Williams

Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
Kate Chopin

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Paul Klee

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
Peter Ustinov
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Furnish Translations

furnish in Afrikaans is inlewer, lewer, aflewer
furnish in Dutch is leveren, bestellen, afleveren
furnish in French is fournissent, meubler, fournissez, fournissons
furnish in Italian is fornire
furnish in Latin is do dare dedi datum, orno
furnish in Spanish is amueblar
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