What does lumber mean?

Definitions for lumber
ˈlʌm bərlum·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lumber, timber(noun)

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

  2. baseball bat, lumber(verb)

    an implement used in baseball by the batter

  3. lumber, pound(verb)

    move heavily or clumsily

    "The heavy man lumbered across the room"

  4. log, lumber(verb)

    cut lumber, as in woods and forests


  1. lumber(Noun)

    Wood intended as a building material.

  2. lumber(Noun)

    Useless things that are stored away

  3. lumber(Verb)

    to move clumsily

  4. lumber(Verb)

    to load down with things, to fill, to encumber

  5. lumber(Noun)

    Plural form of lumberman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lumber(noun)

    a pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn

  2. Lumber(noun)

    old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value

  3. Lumber(noun)

    timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber

  4. Lumber

    to heap together in disorder

  5. Lumber

    to fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room

  6. Lumber(verb)

    to move heavily, as if burdened

  7. Lumber(verb)

    to make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble

  8. Lumber(verb)

    to cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market

  9. Origin: [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See Lombard.]


  1. Lumber

    Lumber is wood in any of its stages from felling to readiness for use as structural material for construction, or wood pulp for paper production. Lumber is supplied either rough or finished. Besides pulpwood, rough lumber is the raw material for furniture-making and other items requiring additional cutting and shaping. It is available in many species, usually hardwoods, but it is also readily available in softwoods such as white pine and red pine due to their low cost per board foot. Finished lumber is supplied in standard sizes, mostly for the construction industry, primarily softwood from coniferous species including pine, fir and spruce, cedar, and hemlock, but also some hardwood, for high-grade flooring.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lumber

    lum′bėr, n. anything cumbersome or useless: timber sawed or split for use.—v.t. to fill with lumber: to heap together in confusion.—n. Lum′berer, one employed in felling timber and bringing it from the forest.—adj. Lum′bering, filling with lumber: putting in confusion.—n. Lum′ber-room, a room for holding things not in use. [Fr. Lombard—Ger. Langbart; the lumber-room being orig. the Lombard-room or place where the Lombards, the medieval bankers and pawnbrokers, stored their pledges.]

  2. Lumber

    lum′bėr, v.i. to move heavily. [Scand.; prov. Sw. lomra, to resound, Ice. hljómr, a sound.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lumber

    Logs as they arrive at the mills. Also, timber of any size, sawed or split for use. Also, things stowed without order.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Lumber

    An Americanism for timber sawn into logs and sent floating down the rivers for eventual shipment.

Anagrams for lumber »

  1. rumble

  2. umbrel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lumber in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lumber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lumber in a Sentence

  1. Adrian Tiutiu:

    We will leave it to the customer to decide what they want but we will not give a warranty on cheaper products from Lumber.

  2. Dave Barry:

    The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

  3. Conan Doyle:

    A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to need, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.

  4. Whitney Tilson:

    In the past week, I've received information that leads me to believe that senior management of Lumber Liquidators wasn't aware that the company was selling Chinese-made laminate that had high levels of formaldehyde.

  5. Matthew Pointon:

    There is some early evidence that lumber prices may now have peaked, but the shortage of labor will not be solved so quickly, and that means housing market conditions will remain tight for the remainder of the year.

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