[fur-nis] /ˈfɜr nɪs/
a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated, as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam.
a place characterized by intense heat:
The volcano was a seething furnace.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Fornax.
verb (used with object), furnaced, furnacing.
to heat (a metal piece) in a furnace.
an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to generate steam, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc
a very hot or stifling place
early 13c., from Old French fornaise “oven, furnace” (12c.), from Latin fornacem (nominative fornax) “an oven, kiln,” related to fornus, furnus “oven,” and to formus “warm,” from PIE root *ghwer- “warm” (cf. Greek thermos, Old English wearm; see warm (adj.)).
(1.) Chald. attun, a large furnace with a wide open mouth, at the top of which materials were cast in (Dan. 3:22, 23; comp. Jer. 29:22). This furnace would be in constant requisition, for the Babylonians disposed of their dead by cremation, as did also the Accadians who invaded Mesopotamia. (2.) Heb. kibshan, a smelting furnace (Gen. 19:28), also a lime-kiln (Isa. 33:12; Amos 2:1). (3.) Heb. kur, a refining furnace (Prov. 17:3; 27:21; Ezek. 22:18). (4.) Heb. alil, a crucible; only used in Ps. 12:6. (5.) Heb. tannur, oven for baking bread (Gen. 15:17; Isa. 31:9; Neh. 3:11). It was a large pot, narrowing towards the top. When it was heated by a fire made within, the dough was spread over the heated surface, and thus was baked. “A smoking furnace and a burning lamp” (Gen. 15:17), the symbol of the presence of the Almighty, passed between the divided pieces of Abraham’s sacrifice in ratification of the covenant God made with him. (See OVEN.) (6.) Gr. kamnos, a furnace, kiln, or oven (Matt. 13:42, 50; Rev. 1:15; 9:2).
[fur-nis] /ˈfɜr nɪs/ noun 1. Horace Howard, 1833–1912, and his son Horace Howard, 1865–1930, U.S. Shakespearean scholars and editors. /ˈfɜːnɪs/ noun 1. a region in NW England in Cumbria, forming a peninsula between the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay
[fur-nish] /ˈfɜr nɪʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary , carpets, appliances, etc. 2. to provide or supply (often followed by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed. noun 3. paper pulp and any ingredients added to it prior to its introduction into a papermaking […]
[fur-ni-shing] /ˈfɜr nɪ ʃɪŋ/ noun 1. furnishings. 2. that with which anything is furnished. [fur-nish] /ˈfɜr nɪʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary , carpets, appliances, etc. 2. to provide or supply (often followed by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed. noun 3. paper […]
[fur-ni-shing] /ˈfɜr nɪ ʃɪŋ/ noun 1. furnishings. 2. that with which anything is furnished. /ˈfɜːnɪʃɪŋz/ plural noun 1. furniture and accessories, including carpets and curtains, with which a room, house, etc, is furnished 2. (US & Canadian) articles of dress and accessories n. articles of furniture, c.1600, plural verbal noun from furnish (v.).