Definitions for timberˈtɪm bər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lumber, timber(noun)

    the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

  2. timber(noun)

    a beam made of wood

  3. timber(noun)

    a post made of wood

  4. forest, woodland, timberland, timber(noun)

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs

  5. timbre, timber, quality, tone(noun)

    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

    "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(4.00 / 1 vote)

  1. timber(Noun)

    Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.

  2. timber(Noun)

    Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction.

  3. timber(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".

  4. timber(Interjection)

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

  5. Origin: tymber, from timber, from timran, from demh₂- (see dṓm). Cognates include Old High German zimbar (German Zimmer), Old Norse timbr, Gothic 03440339033C0342033E0330033D, and Latin domus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Timber(noun)

    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. Timber(noun)

    the crest on a coat of arms

  3. Timber(verb)

    to surmount as a timber does

  4. Timber(noun)

    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. Timber(noun)

    the body, stem, or trunk of a tree

  6. Timber(noun)

    fig.: Material for any structure

  7. Timber(noun)

    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

  8. Timber(noun)

    woods or forest; wooden land

  9. Timber(noun)

    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

  10. Timber(verb)

    to furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past participle

  11. Timber(verb)

    to light on a tree

  12. Timber(verb)

    to make a nest

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'timber' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4147

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'timber' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3680

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'timber' in Nouns Frequency: #1537

Translations for timber

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خشبArabic
  • дърво́, дървен материа́л, греда́Bulgarian
  • bigaCatalan, Valencian
  • Bauholz, HolzGerman
  • ξυλεία, δοκάριGreek
  • madera aserrada, viga, Fuera Abajo, polínSpanish
  • puu, puutavara, puu kaatuu, kurkihirsi, puusto, hirsiFinnish
  • bois de construction, bois de menuiserie, bois, madrier, attention, membrure, gare, arbres, poutre, bois de charpenteFrench
  • adhmadIrish
  • fiodhScottish Gaelic
  • dől a fa!, épületfaHungarian
  • գերան, փայտանյութ, փայտեղեն, անտառանյութ, հեծան, ատաղձ, շինափայտArmenian
  • timbur, viðurIcelandic
  • legno, legnameItalian
  • 木材, 材木, 梁Japanese
  • 재목, 材木, 입목, 들보, 제목Korean
  • karîte, darKurdish
  • മരംMalayalam
  • သစ်Burmese
  • kaphout, balk, hout, onderuit, dakbalk, timmerhoutDutch
  • tømmer, trevirke, takbjelkeNorwegian
  • drzewo, drewnoPolish
  • madeira, vigaPortuguese
  • строево́й лес, ба́лка, древеси́на, лес на корню́, деревоматериа́л, пиломатериа́лы, лесоматериа́лRussian
  • timmer, trä, virkeSwedish
  • mbaoSwahili
  • కలపTelugu
  • orman, kereste, kerestelikTurkish

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