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lum·ber 1

 (lŭm′bər)
n.
1. Timber sawed into boards, planks, or other structural members of standard or specified length.
2. Something useless or cumbersome.
3. Chiefly British Miscellaneous stored articles.
v. lum·bered, lum·ber·ing, lum·bers
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut down (trees) and prepare as marketable timber.
b. To cut down the timber of.
2. Chiefly British To clutter with or as if with unused articles.
v.intr.
To cut and prepare timber for marketing.

[Perhaps from lumber.]

lum′ber adj.
lum′ber·er n.

lum·ber 2

 (lŭm′bər)
intr.v. lum·bered, lum·ber·ing, lum·bers
1. To walk or move clumsily or heavily. See Synonyms at blunder.
2. To move with a rumbling noise.

[Middle English lomeren, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal loma, to move heavily.]

lum′ber·ing·ly adv.

lumber

(ˈlʌmbə)
n
1. (Forestry) chiefly
a. logs; sawn timber
b. cut timber, esp when sawn and dressed ready for use in joinery, carpentry, etc
c. (as modifier): the lumber trade.
2.
a. useless household articles that are stored away
b. (as modifier): lumber room.
vb
3. (tr) to pile together in a disorderly manner
4. (tr) to fill up or encumber with useless household articles
5. (Forestry) chiefly US and Canadian to convert (the trees) of (a forest) into marketable timber
6. (tr) informal Brit to burden with something unpleasant, tedious, etc
7. (tr) Austral to arrest; imprison
[C17: perhaps from a noun use of lumber2]
ˈlumberer n

lumber

(ˈlʌmbə)
vb (intr)
1. to move awkwardly
2. an obsolete word for rumble
[C14 lomeren; perhaps related to lome lame1, Swedish dialect loma to move ponderously]

lum•ber1

(ˈlʌm bər)
n.
1. timber sawed or split into planks, boards, etc.
2. miscellaneous useless articles that are stored away.
v.i.
3. to cut timber and prepare it for market.
v.t.
4. to convert (a specified amount, area, etc.) into lumber.
5. to heap together in disorder.
6. to fill up or obstruct with miscellaneous useless articles; encumber.
[1545–55; orig. n. use of lumber2; i.e., useless goods that weigh one down, impede one's movements]
lum′ber•er, n.

lum•ber2

(ˈlʌm bər)

v.i.
1. to move clumsily or heavily.
2. to make a rumbling noise.
[1300–50; Middle English lomeren, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare dial. Swedish lomra to resound, loma to walk heavily]
lum′ber•ly, adj.

lumber


Past participle: lumbered
Gerund: lumbering

Imperative
lumber
lumber
Present
I lumber
you lumber
he/she/it lumbers
we lumber
you lumber
they lumber
Preterite
I lumbered
you lumbered
he/she/it lumbered
we lumbered
you lumbered
they lumbered
Present Continuous
I am lumbering
you are lumbering
he/she/it is lumbering
we are lumbering
you are lumbering
they are lumbering
Present Perfect
I have lumbered
you have lumbered
he/she/it has lumbered
we have lumbered
you have lumbered
they have lumbered
Past Continuous
I was lumbering
you were lumbering
he/she/it was lumbering
we were lumbering
you were lumbering
they were lumbering
Past Perfect
I had lumbered
you had lumbered
he/she/it had lumbered
we had lumbered
you had lumbered
they had lumbered
Future
I will lumber
you will lumber
he/she/it will lumber
we will lumber
you will lumber
they will lumber
Future Perfect
I will have lumbered
you will have lumbered
he/she/it will have lumbered
we will have lumbered
you will have lumbered
they will have lumbered
Future Continuous
I will be lumbering
you will be lumbering
he/she/it will be lumbering
we will be lumbering
you will be lumbering
they will be lumbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lumbering
you have been lumbering
he/she/it has been lumbering
we have been lumbering
you have been lumbering
they have been lumbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lumbering
you will have been lumbering
he/she/it will have been lumbering
we will have been lumbering
you will have been lumbering
they will have been lumbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lumbering
you had been lumbering
he/she/it had been lumbering
we had been lumbering
you had been lumbering
they had been lumbering
Conditional
I would lumber
you would lumber
he/she/it would lumber
we would lumber
you would lumber
they would lumber
Past Conditional
I would have lumbered
you would have lumbered
he/she/it would have lumbered
we would have lumbered
you would have lumbered
they would have lumbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lumber - the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building materiallumber - the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
stock - lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
building material - material used for constructing buildings
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
plank, board - a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
planking - planks collectively; a quantity of planks
2.lumber - an implement used in baseball by the batterlumber - an implement used in baseball by the batter
baseball equipment - equipment used in playing baseball
bat - a club used for hitting a ball in various games
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
Verb1.lumber - move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.lumber - cut lumber, as in woods and forests
fell, strike down, cut down, drop - cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"

lumber

1
verb
1. (Brit. informal) burden, land, load, saddle, impose upon, encumber She was lumbered with a bill for about £90.
noun
1. (Brit.) junk, refuse, rubbish, discards, trash, clutter, jumble, white elephants, castoffs, trumpery The wheels had been consigned to the loft as useless lumber.

lumber

2
verb plod, shuffle, shamble, trudge, stump, clump, waddle, trundle, lump along He turned and lumbered back to his chair.

lumber

verb
To move heavily:
Translations
أثاث قَديمألواح خَشَبيَّه مَنْشورَهخَشَبيتَقَدَّم بِبُطء وَتَثاقُليُعطي شَخْصا مسؤوليَّة غير مَرْغوبَه
dřevoharaburdíobtížitřezivovléci se
tømmerbebyrdegammelt pindebrændesjokke
maderamadera aserrada
puutavara
drvo
épületfa
ganga òunglamalegaíòyngja meîskrantimbur
材木
목재
grabažaskokmateriālikrāmisagādāt kaut ko nevajadzīgu/nederīguslampāt
virke
ไม้ที่ใช้ในการก่อสร้าง
keresteyüklemekatılmış eski mobilyahantal hantal yürümek
gỗ xây dựng

lumber

1 [ˈlʌmbəʳ]
A. N
1. (= wood) (esp US) → maderos mpl
2. (esp Brit) (= junk) → trastos mpl viejos
B. VT
1. (Brit) (= encumber) to lumber sb with sthhacer que algn cargue con algo, endilgar algo a algn
he got lumbered with the joble endilgaron el trabajo
I got lumbered with the girl for the afternoontuve que cargar toda la tarde con la chica, me endilgaron a la chica toda la tarde
2. (= fill) [+ space, room] to lumber sth with sthatiborrar algo de algo
D. CPD lumber company Nempresa f maderera
lumber jacket Nchaqueta f de leñador
lumber mill Naserradero m
lumber room Ntrastero m
lumber yard N (US) → almacén m de madera

lumber

2 [ˈlʌmbəʳ] VI (also lumber about) → moverse pesadamente (also lumber along) → avanzar pesadamente

lumber

[ˈlʌmbər]
n (= timber) → bois m de charpente
vt (British) to lumber sb with sth → coller qch à qn, refiler qch à qn
to be lumbered with sth → devoir se coltiner qch
to be lumbered with doing sth
I'm lumbered with cleaning the toilets → Je dois me coltiner le nettoyage des W-C., On m'a refilé les WC à nettoyer.
to be lumbered with sb → devoir se coltiner qn
I was lumbered with that madman all evening → J'ai dû me coltiner ce tordu toute la soirée.
vi (= move slowly and clumsily) [person] → marcher pesamment; [vehicle] → rouler lentement
He turned and lumbered back to his chair → Il retourna à sa chaise d'un pas pesant.

lumber

:
lumberjack
nHolzfäller m
lumberjacket
nLumberjack m
lumberjack shirt
lumberman
n (US) → Holzfäller m
lumbermill
n (US) → Sägemühle for -werk nt
lumber room
nRumpelkammer f
lumber trade
n(Bau)holzhandel m
lumberyard
n (US) → Holzlager nt

lumber

1
n
(esp US: = timber) → (Bau)holz nt
(= junk)Gerümpel nt
vt
(also lumber up) space, roomvollstopfen, vollpfropfen
(Brit inf) to lumber somebody with somethingjdm etw aufhalsen (inf); he got lumbered with the jobman hat ihm die Arbeit aufgehalst (inf); I got lumbered with her for the eveningich hatte sie den ganzen Abend auf dem Hals (inf); what a job! you’ve really been lumbered!was für eine Arbeit! da hat man dir aber was aufgehalst! (inf)
(US) hillside, forestabholzen
vi (US) → Holz fällen, holzen

lumber

2
vi (cart)rumpeln; (tank)walzen; (elephant, person)trampeln; (bear)tapsen; a big fat man came lumbering into the roomein dicker, fetter Mann kam ins Zimmer gewalzt; she went lumbering about the roomsie trampelte im Zimmer herum

lumber

1 [ˈlʌmbəʳ]
1. n (wood) (esp Am) → legname m; (junk) (esp Brit) → roba vecchia
2. vt (Brit) (fam) to lumber sb with sth/sbaffibbiare or rifilare qc/qn a qn
he got lumbered with the job → è toccato a lui fare quel lavoro
I got lumbered with him for the evening → me lo sono dovuto sorbire per tutta la serata

lumber

2 [ˈlʌmbəʳ] vi (also lumber about, lumber along) → muoversi pesantemente
to lumber past (vehicle) → passare facendo fracasso

lumber1

(ˈlambə) noun
1. old unwanted furniture etc.
2. timber sawn up.
verb
to give (someone) an unwanted responsibility. to lumber someone with a job.
ˈlumberjack (-dʒak) noun
a person employed to cut down, saw up and move trees.

lumber2

(ˈlambə) verb
to move about heavily and clumsily.

lumber

خَشَب dřevo tømmer Bauholz ξυλεία madera puutavara bois drvo legname 材木 목재 timmerhout tømmer tarcica madeira строевой лес virke ไม้ที่ใช้ในการก่อสร้าง kereste gỗ xây dựng 木材
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The flights are very long in this tall house, and as I stood waiting at the head of the third one for a little servant girl to lumber up, I saw a gentleman come along behind her, take the heavy hod of coal out of her hand, carry it all the way up, put it down at a door near by, and walk away, saying, with a kind nod and a foreign accent, "It goes better so.
When at last the lumber and tools were assembled, and the doors were closed again and the cold draughts shut out, grandfather rode away to meet the coroner at the Shimerdas', and Fuchs took off his coat and settled down to work.
It was true that some land was cultivated on the further slope, some mills erected and lumber furnished from the inexhaustible forest; but the consumers were the inhabitants themselves, who paid for their produce in borrowed capital or unlimited credit.
I could account for their being included in the heap of Custom-House lumber only by the fact that Mr.
This is what an old fellow gets now for working in dead lumber.
And also he owned the other hole near by, where the stagnant water was; and it was he who cut the ice and sold it; and what was more, if the men told truth, he had not had to pay any taxes for the water, and he had built the icehouse out of city lumber, and had not had to pay anything for that.
The garret of the house that Legree occupied, like most other garrets, was a great, desolate space, dusty, hung with cobwebs, and littered with cast-off lumber.
Emma Jane sold her cakes to her own relations and to uncle Jerry Cobb, and I went first to those new tenements near the lumber mill, and then to the Ladds'.
Saying this, he compelled us so to square our positions that we might receive from the far-off fire a dull ray to show us the text of the lumber he thrust upon us.
This appeal seemed to produce some effect, for two of the fellows began to look here and there among the lumber, but half-heartedly, I thought, and with half an eye to their own danger all the time, while the rest stood irresolute on the road.
Then evening comes and the children call, and the buffaloes lumber up out of the sticky mud with noises like gunshots going off one after the other, and they all string across the gray plain back to the twinkling village lights.
Utterson's nerves, at this unlooked-for termination, gave a jerk that nearly threw him from his balance; but he recollected his courage and followed the butler into the laboratory building through the surgical theatre, with its lumber of crates and bottles, to the foot of the stair.