What is the difference between Furniture and Carpenter?

The difference between furniture and carpenter

is that "furniture" is large movable item, usually in a room, which enhance the room’s characteristics, functionally or decoratively and "carpenter" is a person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures.




  • (now usually uncountable) Large movable item(s), usually in a room, which enhance(s) the room’s characteristics, functionally or decoratively.
  • The harness, trappings etc. of a horse, hawk, or other animal.
  • 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.


  • furniture


  • drawer
  • wardrobe

Related terms

  • furnish


  • 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.
  • Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, with on one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust […].
  • She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
  • The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, […].
  • 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.
  • Amongst the rich this part of a hawk’s furniture is ornamented with embroidery, handsome silver aigrettes, tassels and other decorations.
  • Horse furniture included a white sheepskin with red ‘wolf’s teeth’; blue shabraque with yellow edging and royal cypher; blue valise with yellow edging.
  • […] a new universal pistol, one to be carried by each man, with a 9-inch barrel of musket-bore and an iron ramrod carried in the holster; the furniture was reduced to just a brass trigger guard , and some were fitted with Nock’s lock.


  • A person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures.
  • (nautical) A senior rating in ships responsible for all the woodwork onboard; in the days of sail, a warrant officer responsible for the hull, masts, spars and boats of a ship, and whose responsibility was to sound the well to see if the ship was making water.
  • A two-wheeled carriage.
  • (zoology) A carpenter bee.
  • (Canada, Britain, regional) A woodlouse.


  • (person skilled at carpentry): joiner, chippy

Related terms

  • carpentry (noun)
  • carpent, carpenting (nonstandard)


  • The large, stout African bees are carpenters , making small tunnels in timber, housing few individuals.
  • Eleven names in Laver’s table are of the “carpenter" type, a name for woodlice also recorded in Shropshire and Warwickshire. […] Apparently a Newfoundland word for woodlouse is “carpenter" or “cafner" . These names clearly relate to the animals’ affinity to wood as will “carpenter’s flea", “wood-pig", “wood-bug", “grampus wood-bug" and, of course “woodlouse".


  • To work as a carpenter, cutting and joining timber.


  • Synonym: carpent