Meaning of “furniture” in the English Dictionary

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"furniture" in British English

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furniturenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɜː.nɪ.tʃər/ us /ˈfɝː.nɪ.tʃɚ/

A2 things such as chairs, tables, beds, cupboards, etc. that are put into a house or other building to make it suitable and comfortable for living or working in:

They have a lot of antique furniture.
The only piece/item of furniture he has in his bedroom is a bed.
We've just bought some new outdoor furniture.

More examples

  • We placed the order for the furniture six weeks ago.
  • You've moved the furniture around - the sofa is in a different position.
  • Wax polish gives a lovely shine to wood furniture.
  • We bought both sofas from a big furniture warehouse that's just off the motorway.
  • The workmanship that went into some of these pieces of furniture was truly remarkable.

(Definition of “furniture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"furniture" in American English

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furniturenoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɜr·nɪ·tʃər/

items such as chairs, tables, and beds that are used in a home or office:

office/bedroom/lawn furniture

(Definition of “furniture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)