1. To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace. [Obs. or R.]
The thick sighs from him.
(Fur"ni*ment) n. [Cf. F. fourniment. See Furnish.] Furniture. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Fur"nish) 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.
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished2 Tim. iii. 17,
unto all good works.
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.
Ye are they . . . that furnish the drink offering unto that number.Is. lxv. 11.
His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs that he was not a man of strong sense.Macaulay.
(Fur"nish), n. That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply. [Obs.] Greene.