The word furniture is a common noun. It doesn't refer to the material with which the furniture (table, chairs etc) is made of. It refers to furniture like tables, sofa etc in particular. We need to buy some new furniture. According to the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, furniture is defined as an item of movable equipment that is used to make a room or building suitable for living or working in. Among them, the lawsuit says, is an alleged failure by Us Helping Us to remove office furniture from the building during renovation work and the presence of Us Helping Us employees who were working in the building at the time of the renovation. I'm sitting on one at this minute. I'm surrounded by furniture which I can see, touch, and which takes up space in the physical universe. It is concrete and therefore the word furniture is a concrete noun. But if it helps to see "furniture" and "clothing" as concrete collective nouns and "information" as an abstract collective noun, then good luck. All these theoretical terms are, after all, only arbitrary nets to catch the universe in. If you see any chair, you won't say it's a furniture. Furniture word is coming from the word “furnish" and furnish is a verb. So any verb after modifying, if it's being a Noun.. then it must be abstract noun. There are concrete/abstract nouns on one hand, and there are countable/non-countable nouns on the other. As long as we're getting into details, I like to think of 'furniture', 'news', 'advice', etc. as 'collective nouns' (a subset of non-countablea nouns); these are the ones that take a verb in the singular, have no plural form. FURNITURE is one of the few English non-count nouns that is never used as a count noun. They are both collective nouns. Depending on which definition you use, both can be uncountable nouns, that is they are not often seen in the plural. Indeed, I cannot think of any use of the word funitures as a noun. Perhaps someone with local knowledge could confirm for us which is the case. As mentioned, the abstract noun 'furniture' can be used metaphorically to refer to the contents of a furniture van. wandle said: When we are moving house, we can say, 'OK, all the furniture is in the van'. Uncountable when referring to a general meaning and countable when referring to a specific thing or meaning: a type of , a kind of …, materials and liquids: glass , paper , coffee, water …, or abstract nouns: life Continue Reading It is an uncountable noun. Another description of furniture is a mass noun, i.e. uncountable. I hardly think that the word abstract can be applied to furniture when you bump into it or buy new items. GRAMMAR: Countable or uncountable? • Furniture is an uncountable noun and is not used in the plural. You say: The house has some beautiful old furniture. ✗ Don't say: The house has some beautiful old furnitures. • Furniture is always followed by a singular verb: The furniture was in good condition. Nouns refer to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality. Uncountable nouns are nouns which cannot be counted easily or what we refer to as a mass. In many languages "piece of furniture" is one word, and often its plural form is the equivalent of the English "furniture", for example French meuble / meubles . Many teach classes in their living rooms and ask students to help them rearrange and then replace the furniture. The carpet is worn out, the furniture is falling apart, and there is no electricity for most of the day. They were carpenters who made chairs, beds and other rudimentary furniture for the locals. The artist's own charisma and brand become a kind of piece of furniture. The furniture is new. People, on the other hand, takes a plural verb. The people fill the stadium. The people are upset about the new law. Note bene: If this is not at all what you wanted to ask, just message me, and I'll try again. Residents had set up makeshift barricades, including wooden beams and furniture, on roads leading to the protest. Then, by mutual agreement, everyone got up and started moving around the furniture into the hallway following Goliath's lead. He opened the door of a square room with large roses on white wallpaper and fine antique mahogany furniture inside it; everything was smooth and rigidly arranged with no garbage or clothes scattered around like small female belongings usually do.It has been said that many items of furniture &c.