Fur"ni*ture (?), n. [F.
fourniture. See Furnish, v. t.]
1. That with which anything is furnished or
supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.
The form and all the furniture of the
The thoughts which make the furniture of their
minds. M. Arnold.
2. Articles used for convenience or
decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads,
sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.
3. The necessary appendages to anything, as
to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc. (a)
(Naut.) The masts and rigging of a ship.
(b) (Mil.) The mountings of a gun.
(c) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and
window trimmings. (d) (Print)
Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed
around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins,
serving to secure the form in its place in the chase.
4. (Mus.) A mixed or compound stop in
an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.