from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To rebuild or replenish with all new material; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To furbish anew.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To furbish anew; polish up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make brighter and prettier
1605, from re- + furbish, from Middle English furbishen, from Old French furbir (stem furbiss-, "to clean, polish"), from Frankish *furbjan (“to clean, polish”), from Proto-Germanic *furbijanan (“to clean”), from Proto-Indo-European *prep- (“to appear”). Cognate with Old High German furben ("to clean, cleanse, purge, sweep"). (Wiktionary)