Hypertext Webster Gateway: "furnishing"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Furnish \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
furnished unto all good works. --2 Tim. iii.

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.

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