Definition of Lumbering

1. Noun. The trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber.

Generic synonyms: Craft, Trade

2. Adjective. Slow and laborious because of weight. "A ponderous yawn"
Exact synonyms: Heavy, Ponderous
Similar to: Heavy-footed
Derivative terms: Ponderousness

Definition of Lumbering

1. n. The business of cutting or getting timber or logs from the forest for lumber.

Definition of Lumbering

1. Noun. (American English) The business of felling trees for lumber. ¹

2. Adjective. Clumsy or awkward. ¹

3. Adjective. Heavy, slow and laborious; ponderous. ¹

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Definition of Lumbering

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lumbering

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Literary usage of Lumbering

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1. The Pictorial Sketch-book of Pennsylvania, Or, Its Scenery, Internal by Eli Bowen (1852)
"And a-lumbering we'll go, so a-lumbering we'll go— Oh, we'll range the wild woods over, and a-lumbering we'll go ! When you pass through the proud city, ..."

2. The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of by Horace Greeley (1872)
"A lumbering PARTY IN MAINE. — THE SIZE OF TUB TREES. ... lumbering (also an Americanism) is the employment of procuring lumber in the forest and preparing ..."

3. Essentials of Woodworking: A Textbook for Schools by Ira Samuel Griffith (1908)
"lumbering is of two kinds: conservative and ordinary. ... lumbering in the United States is usually carried on at quite a distance from habitation. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Then again temporary emigration to and employment in the man- facturing, mining and lumbering centres of Canada and the United States is, in all situations, ..."

5. Forest Mensuration by Herman Haupt Chapman (1921)
"Relation between lumbering and Timber Estimating. ... lumbering as a business begins at the stump, while forest production may begin with the seedling, ..."

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