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Timber meaning

timber - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. To make a nest.
  3. 3. The crest on a coat of arms.
  4. 4. To surmount as a timber does.
  5. 5. The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
  6. 6. Fig.: Material for any structure.
  7. 7. 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. 8. Woods or forest; wooden land.
  9. 9. 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. 10. To light on a tree.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.
  14. 14. To furnish with timber.
  15. 15. Wood for building; tree or trees; beam.

timber - examples of usage

  1. The fire had come clear around the hill and had been driven down into the heavy timber along the water course. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " No. But the road will need the whole strip of hills for timber. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. He was cutting timber. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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