the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
baseball bat, lumber(verb)
an implement used in baseball by the batter
move heavily or clumsily
"The heavy man lumbered across the room"
cut lumber, as in woods and forests
Wood intended as a building material.
Useless things that are stored away
to move clumsily
to load down with things, to fill, to encumber
Plural form of lumberman.
a pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn
old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value
timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber
to heap together in disorder
to fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room
to move heavily, as if burdened
to make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble
to cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market
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.]
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
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.]
lum′bėr, v.i. to move heavily. [Scand.; prov. Sw. lomra, to resound, Ice. hljómr, a sound.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
An Americanism for timber sawn into logs and sent floating down the rivers for eventual shipment.
The numerical value of lumber in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of lumber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of lumber in a Sentence
We will leave it to the customer to decide what they want but we will not give a warranty on cheaper products from Lumber.
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.
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.
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.
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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- дърво, дървен материалBulgarian
- madera aserradaSpanish
- bois de charpenteFrench
- crainn leagthaIrish
- 材木, 木材Japanese
- 제목, 材木Korean
- madeira, madeira serradaPortuguese
- лесоматериал, пиломатериалы, древесина, дерево, деревоматериалRussian
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