What is furniture?

  • (noun): Furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy.
    Example: "They had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
    Synonyms: piece of furniture, article of furniture


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

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Some articles on furniture:

Lucian Ercolani
... Ercolani (8 May 1888 – 9 June 1976), furniture designer, was born in St Angelo, Tuscany, Italy ... where he studied drawing, design, and the theory and construction of furniture ... early 1900s, Shoreditch was a thriving centre of furniture-making ...
Todd R. Wanek
... Wanek (born 1963) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc ... Wanek, Chairman of the Board of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc ... action committee associated with the American Furniture Manufacturers Association ...
Furniture, Fixtures And Equipment (accounting)
... Furniture, fixtures and equipment (or FF E) is an accounting term used in valuing, selling, or liquidating a company or a building ... FF E are movable furniture, fixtures or other equipment that have no permanent connection to the structure of a building or utilities ... Sometimes the term FF A is used (furniture, fixtures, and accessories) ...
Building Products - Classifications - Furniture Hardware
... Furniture hardware are those products that are used to support the furniture look, design and durability ... Furniture hardware products include furniture frames, furniture legs, furniture arms, etc ...
American Signature - History
... saw great success in clothing retail, he noticed a growing demand for furniture, which is why in the 1930s he decided to use the basement of his department store to sell furniture ... After World War II, the country saw a major baby boom and the demand for furniture dramatically increased ... His furniture sales skyrocketed, and he knew it was time to create a separate business dedicated to selling just furniture ...

Famous quotes containing the word furniture:

    A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    And then he would lift this finest
    of furniture to his big left shoulder
    and tuck it in and draw the bow
    so carefully as to make the music

    almost visible on the air.
    Stanley Plumly (b. 1939)