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Noun

Singular
furniture

Plural
furnitures

furniture (furnitures)
  1. (archaic) The harness, trappings etc. of a horse or other animal.
  2. An item, or, used collectively, items, (usually) in a room which enhance the room's characteristics, either functionally and/or decoratively.

Usage notes

  • Before the end of the nineteenth century, the plural furnitures existed in Standard English in both the U.S. and the U.K.; during the twentieth century, however, it ceased to be used by native speakers.
  • A single item of furniture, such as a chair or a table, is often called a piece of furniture.

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