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furnish (the construction “ with” also occurs)
1. to supply with what is necessary, equip, fit out Mer.V. II. iv. 9 “we have two hours To us,” 1H6 IV. i. 39 “He then that is not f-'d in this sort,” Ant. I. iv. 77 “I shall be furnish'd to inform you rightly.”
2. to dress, also to decorate, embellish Ado III. i. 103 “Which is the best to me,” AYL. III. ii. 260 “f-'d like a hunter,” Rom. IV. ii. 36 “ornaments . . . to me to-morrow.”
3. “ forth” = sense 1 (S.) 2H4 I. ii. 255 “lend me a thousand pound to me forth,” Ham. I. ii. 181 “ forth the marriage tables;— out,” to provide for Tim. III. iv. 117 “not so much left to out A moderate table.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.4
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