Definition of Timber

1. Noun. The wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material.

Exact synonyms: Lumber
Specialized synonyms: Stock, Strip, Board, Plank, Planking
Generic synonyms: Building Material
Terms within: Wood
Derivative terms: Lumber



2. Noun. A beam made of wood.
Generic synonyms: Beam
Specialized synonyms: Coulisse, Sternpost, Stringer, Two-by-four

3. Noun. A post made of wood.
Generic synonyms: Post

4. Noun. Land that is covered with trees and shrubs.
Exact synonyms: Forest, Timberland, Woodland
Generic synonyms: Biome, Dry Land, Earth, Ground, Land, Solid Ground, Terra Firma
Specialized synonyms: Black Forest, Schwarzwald, Sherwood Forest, Wilderness
Specialized synonyms: Greenwood, Riparian Forest, Silva, Sylva, Tree Farm
Derivative terms: Forest

5. Noun. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound). "The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
Exact synonyms: Quality, Timbre, Tone
Generic synonyms: Sound Property
Specialized synonyms: Harmonic, Resonance, Color, Coloration, Colour, Colouration, Nasality, Plangency, Resonance, Reverberance, Ringing, Sonority, Sonorousness, Vibrancy, Shrillness, Stridence, Stridency, Register
Category relationships: Music
Derivative terms: Tonal, Tone

Definition of Timber

1. n. A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; -- called also timmer.

2. n. The crest on a coat of arms.

3. v. t. To surmount as a timber does.

4. n. That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; -- usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.

5. v. t. To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past participle.

6. v. i. To light on a tree.

Definition of Timber

1. Noun. Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood. ¹

2. Noun. (British uncountable) Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction. ¹

3. Noun. A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for something such as a roof. Historically also used in the plural, as in "ship's timbers". ¹

4. Interjection. Used by loggers to warn others that a tree being felled is falling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timber

1. to furnish with timber (wood used as a building material) [v -ED, -ING, -S] : TIMBERY [adj]

Medical Definition of Timber

1. 1. That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber. "And ta'en my fiddle to the gate, . . . And fiddled in the timber!" (Tennyson) 2. The body, stem, or trunk of a tree. 3. Material for any structure. "Such dispositions are the very errors of human nature; and yet they are the fittest timber to make politics of." (Bacon) 4. A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for building, or already framed; collectively, the larger pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the covering or boarding. "So they prepared timber . . . To build the house." (1 Kings v. 18) "Many of the timbers were decayed." (W. Coxe) 5. Woods or forest; wooden land. 6. A rib, or a curving piece of wood, branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a vertical direction. One timber is composed of several pieces united. Timber and room. Any larval insect which burrows in timber. Timber yard, a yard or place where timber is deposited. Origin: AS. Timbor, timber, wood, building; akin to OFries. Timber, D. Timmer a room, G. Zimmer, OHG. Zimbar timber, a dwelling, room, Icel. Timbr timber, Sw. Timmer, Dan. Tommer, Goth. Timrjan to build, timrja a builder, L. Domus a house, Gr. House, to build, Skr. Dama a house. 62. Cf. Dome, Domestic. A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc, packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty. Synonym: timmer. Alternative forms: timbre. Origin: Probably the same word as timber sort of wood; cf. Sw. Timber, LG. Timmer, MHG. Zimber, G. Zimmer, F. Timbre, LL. Timbrium. Cf. Timmer. 1. To light on a tree. 2. To make a nest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timber

timaline
timar
timarau
timaraus
timariot
timariots
timars
timba
timbal
timbale
timbale case
timbalero
timbaleros
timbales
timbals
timber (current term)
timber-camp
timber-framed
timber-rafting
timber camp
timber framing
timber hitch
timber hitches
timber line
timber rafting
timber rattlesnake
timber stand improvement
timber wolf

Literary usage of Timber

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The plaintiff offered evidence tending to show that defendant bought the Armentrout timber, and that plaintiff was instrumental in bringing Armentrout and ..."

2. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"4.4 Tropical timber In 2000, Austrian imports accounted for over 5% of EU imports of tropical timber (logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood) and about ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"In one the solid contents required to make the tree timber might be 10 feet ; in another 9 ... In other counties, where other trees are timber by custom, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Estimate of Standing timber.— During the summer of 1909 and 1910 a reconnaissance survey was made of the forest lands of Nova Scotia. ..."

5. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Schedule of licenses granted by land agt. to cut timber on public lands, ... Total amts. reed. ann. from sales of land and timber on undivided lands. ..."

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