- (now usually uncountable) Large movable item(s), usually in a room, which enhance(s) the room's characteristics, functionally or decoratively.
- The woman does not even have one stick of furniture moved in yet.
- How much furniture did they leave behind?
- A chair is furniture. Sofas are also furniture.
- They bought a couple of pieces of furniture.
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter I, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384 ↗:
- Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, with (by way of local colour) on one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust […].
- The harness, trappings etc. of a horse, hawk, or other animal.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 42, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book I, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
- We commend a horse because he is strong and nimble, […] and not for his furniture: a greyhound for his swiftnesse, not for his collar: a hawke for her wing, not for her cranes or bells.
- Fittings, such as handles, of a door, coffin, or other wooden item.
- (firearms) The stock and forearm of a weapon.
- (printing, historical) The pieces of wood or metal put round pages of type to make proper margins and fill the spaces between the pages and the chase.
- (journalism) Any material on the page other than the text and pictures of stories.
- French: mobilier, meubles
- German: (multiple items) Möbel, (one item) Möbelstück
- Italian: mobilio
- Portuguese: mobília
- Russian: ме́бель
- Spanish: (multiple items) mobiliario, (one item) mueble