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Answer for the clue "Furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy", 9 letters:
furniture

Word definitions for furniture in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a furniture designer ▪ The tables and chairs were made by the furniture designer Robert White. an item of furniture ▪ A few items of furniture had not yet been delivered. bedroom furniture ▪ All the bedroom furniture...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Furniture \Fur"ni*ture\, n. [F. fourniture. See Furnish , v. t.] That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment. The form and all the furniture of the earth. --Tillotson. The thoughts which make the furniture of their minds....

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (lb en now usually uncountable) Large movable item(s), usually in a room, which enhance(s) the room's characteristics, functionally or decoratively.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, "act of supplying or providing," from Middle French fourniture "a supply; act of furnishing," from Old French forneture (13c.), from fornir "to furnish" (see furnish ). Sense of "chairs, tables, etc.; household stuff; movables required or ornamental...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room" [syn: piece of furniture , article of furniture ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Furniture is movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs , stools, tables and sofas) and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces...

Usage examples of furniture.

Fortunately, elves fill their rooms with furniture and vases and flowers and birdcages, so we were well-concealed, although I had to peer through the leaves of a palm and Alake was eye-to-eye with a singing phurah bird.

Sails Sail-yards Ancors Cables Ropes Cords Gunns Gunpowder Shott Artillery Tackle Munition apparrell boate skiffe and furniture to the same belonging.

The only furniture was a rickety angareb covered with coarse sacking in which numerous blood-sucking insects had already set up home.

The solid dark weight of the familiar furniture, the chest and aumbry, the chair and the prie-dieu stood out against the wainscot paneling behind them.

In the living room, Proctor began to overturn furniture, tear paintings from the walls, and smash bibelots, further developing the scenario that would lead the police away from any consideration that the intruder might have been other than a common drug-pumped thug.

By the time he woke, Mrs Biggs was already busy in his outer room, moving furniture and dusting.

At the end of it, the gambler and cardsharp Edmund Carew had been the jubilant owner of Bonheur, along with its furniture, slaves, livestock, and grandeur.

Winifred, whom he noticed next to the furniture, was sitting at her Buhl bureau with a letter in her hand.

It contained the single item of furniture that Laurie had previously mentioned: a long, high bed butted against the wall, enclosed in a fitted counterpane of dark green velvet.

I gave her another ten louis, begging her to buy some furniture, and to get me something to eat by the time I came next day.

Ilna and Cashel lived had chairs, but many peasant huts had only a stone bench along one wall as furniture.

I went to a neighbouring house where a woman received me in an empty room, which she told me she would let cheaply if I would pay three months in advance, and bring in my own furniture.

Then the presents were brought him, his bason and ewer, bed and furniture set up, his scarlet cloke and apparel, with much adoe put on him, being persuaded by Namontuck they would not hurt him.

Victorian-style furniture and, on a low pedestal, a neomarble statue of Clunky up on his hind legs with one paw to his brow and apparently looking far off.

They held their garage sale the next weekend, taking out an ad in the local newspaper, the Corban Weekly Standard, and spending all day Friday pricing furniture and household items stored in the small bedrooms.