Fur"nish, n. That which is
furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply. [Obs.]
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 2 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.