What does timber mean?

Definitions for timber
ˈtɪm bərtim·ber

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word timber.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lumber, timbernoun

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

  2. timbernoun

    a beam made of wood

  3. timbernoun

    a post made of wood

  4. forest, woodland, timberland, timbernoun

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs

  5. timbre, timber, quality, tonenoun

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. timbernoun

    Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. timbernoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. timbernoun

    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".

    Etymology: 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.

  4. timberinterjection

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

    Etymology: 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 Dictionary

  1. Timbernoun

    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. Timbernoun

    the crest on a coat of arms

  3. Timberverb

    to surmount as a timber does

  4. Timbernoun

    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. Timbernoun

    the body, stem, or trunk of a tree

  6. Timbernoun

    fig.: Material for any structure

  7. Timbernoun

    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. Timbernoun

    woods or forest; wooden land

  9. Timbernoun

    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. Timberverb

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

  11. Timberverb

    to light on a tree

  12. Timberverb

    to make a nest

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Timber

    tim′bėr, n. wood for building purposes: the trunk of a tree: material for any structure: one of the larger pieces of the framework of a house, ship, &c.: one of the planks forming the sides and roof of a gallery in a mine.—v.t. to furnish with timber or beams.—p.adj. Tim′bered, furnished with timber: (Shak.) built, formed, contrived: (Spens.) made like timber, massive.—ns. Tim′bering, timber materials; Tim′ber-man, one responsible for the timbers in a mine; Tim′ber-toes, a person with a wooden leg; Tim′ber-tree, a tree suitable for timber; Tim′ber-yard, a yard or place where timber is stored. [A.S. timber, building, wood; Ger. zimmer, an apartment.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. timber

    [Anglo-Saxon]. All large pieces of wood used in ship-building, as floor-timbers, cross-pieces, futtocks, frames, and the like (all which see).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. timber

    In heraldry, a rank or row, as of ermine, in a nobleman’s coat; also a crest. This word is also written timbre.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timber in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of timber in a Sentence

  1. Overlung:

    Wit is brushwood; judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, and the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire.

  2. Martin Cheek:

    We very much appreciated the support Leo gave us in campaigning to protect Ebo last year so it seemed fitting to honour him in this way, naming a species unique only to Ebo Forest, after him, had the logging concession gone ahead, we would have likely lost this species to timber extraction and slash and burn agriculture that usually follows logging concessions.

  3. Don Shomette:

    Within a year we had a million men building ships, cutting the timber, mining the iron for them, building the machinery for them. At one point we became the greatest shipbuilding nation in the history of the world, we had to create from nothing a shipping industry that was going to build a thousand wooden ships in 18 months -- normally it would take a year and a half to build a wooden steam ship.

  4. Govind Bisht:

    These trees, such as oak, rhododendron and the kharsu (an endemic species), are primarily responsible for groundwater recharging, but they are fast vanishing, being cut, whether for timber or for so-called ‘developmental works’ such as roads or tourist resorts.

  5. The WWF report:

    If everybody in the world had the same ecological footprint as an average EU resident - emitting as much carbon, consuming as much food, timber and fibers, and occupying as much built up space - May 10th would be the date by which humanity would have used as much from nature than our planet can renew in a whole year, for the rest of the year, humanity would have to live off depleting the natural capital of the Earth.

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