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tim·ber

 (tĭm′bər)
n.
1.
a. Trees or wooded land considered as a source of wood.
b. Wood used as a building material; lumber.
2.
a. A dressed piece of wood, especially a beam in a structure.
b. Nautical A rib in a ship's frame.
3. A person considered to have qualities suited for a particular activity: That trainee is executive timber.
tr.v. tim·bered, tim·ber·ing, tim·bers
To support or frame with timbers: timber a mine shaft.
interj.
Used by one cutting down a tree to warn those around that the tree is about to fall.

[Middle English, from Old English, building, trees for building; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

timber

(ˈtɪmbə)
n
1. (Forestry)
a. wood, esp when regarded as a construction material. Usual US and Canadian word: lumber
b. (as modifier): a timber cottage.
2. (Forestry)
a. trees collectively
b. chiefly US woodland
3. (Building) a piece of wood used in a structure
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical a frame in a wooden vessel
5. potential material, for a post, rank, etc: he is managerial timber.
vb
(Building) (tr) to provide with timbers
interj
(Forestry) a lumberjack's shouted warning when a tree is about to fall
[Old English; related to Old High German zimbar wood, Old Norse timbr timber, Latin domus house]

tim•ber

(ˈtɪm bər)

n.
1. the wood of growing trees suitable for construction purposes.
2. growing trees themselves.
3. wooded land.
4. wood, esp. when adapted for various building purposes.
5. a single piece of wood forming part of a structure: A timber fell from the roof.
6. (in a ship's frame) one of the curved pieces of wood that spring upward and outward from the keel; rib.
7. a person regarded as having exceptional qualifications: He's presidential timber.
v.t.
8. to furnish or support with timber.
v.i.
9. to fell timber, esp. as an occupation.
interj.
10. (used as a lumberjack's call to warn others that a cut tree is about to fall.)
[before 900; Middle English, Old English: orig., house, building material, c. Old Frisian timber, Old Saxon timbar, Old High German zimbar, Old Norse timbr; akin to Gothic timrjan, Greek démein to build]
tim′ber•y, adj.

Timber

 furs or animal skins, especially 40 skins of martens, ermines, or sable, and 120 skins of other animals.
Examples: timber of ermine skins, 1714; of marten skins, 1707; of mink skins, 1707; of sable skins, 1566.

timber


Past participle: timbered
Gerund: timbering

Imperative
timber
timber
Present
I timber
you timber
he/she/it timbers
we timber
you timber
they timber
Preterite
I timbered
you timbered
he/she/it timbered
we timbered
you timbered
they timbered
Present Continuous
I am timbering
you are timbering
he/she/it is timbering
we are timbering
you are timbering
they are timbering
Present Perfect
I have timbered
you have timbered
he/she/it has timbered
we have timbered
you have timbered
they have timbered
Past Continuous
I was timbering
you were timbering
he/she/it was timbering
we were timbering
you were timbering
they were timbering
Past Perfect
I had timbered
you had timbered
he/she/it had timbered
we had timbered
you had timbered
they had timbered
Future
I will timber
you will timber
he/she/it will timber
we will timber
you will timber
they will timber
Future Perfect
I will have timbered
you will have timbered
he/she/it will have timbered
we will have timbered
you will have timbered
they will have timbered
Future Continuous
I will be timbering
you will be timbering
he/she/it will be timbering
we will be timbering
you will be timbering
they will be timbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been timbering
you have been timbering
he/she/it has been timbering
we have been timbering
you have been timbering
they have been timbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been timbering
you will have been timbering
he/she/it will have been timbering
we will have been timbering
you will have been timbering
they will have been timbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been timbering
you had been timbering
he/she/it had been timbering
we had been timbering
you had been timbering
they had been timbering
Conditional
I would timber
you would timber
he/she/it would timber
we would timber
you would timber
they would timber
Past Conditional
I would have timbered
you would have timbered
he/she/it would have timbered
we would have timbered
you would have timbered
they would have timbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timber - the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building materialtimber - 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.timber - a beam made of wood
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
coulisse - a timber member grooved to take a sliding panel
sternpost - (nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel
stringer - a long horizontal timber to connect uprights
two-by-four - a timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section
3.timber - a post made of wood
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
4.timber - land that is covered with trees and shrubstimber - land that is covered with trees and shrubs
biome - a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
greenwood - woodlands in full leaf; "the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
riparian forest - woodlands along the banks of stream or river
silva, sylva - the forest trees growing in a country or region
tree farm - a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use
5.timber - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)timber - (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"
sound property - an attribute of sound
harmonic - any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
resonance - the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
coloration, colouration, color, colour - the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
nasality - a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
plangency, reverberance, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy, ringing, resonance - having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
stridence, stridency, shrillness - having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
register - (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

timber

noun
1. beams, boards, planks a bird nestling in the timbers of the roof
2. wood, logs These forests have been exploited for timber since Saxon times.

timber

noun
1. A large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction:
2. The basic substance or essential elements of character that qualify a person for a specified role:
Translations
خَشَبخَشَب للبِناءشَجَر لِخَشَب البِناءضِلْع أو عارِضَه في هَيْكَل السَّفينَه
dřevokládakmenstavební dřívítrám
tømmertræbjælke
puutavarahirsipuu
drvo
épületfa
timburtré, skógurviðurbjálki, biti
材木木材
목재
medienastatybinis miškas
baļķisbūvkokskokmateriālikoks
stavebné drevo
stavbni les
virketimmerträ
ไม้ที่ใช้ในการก่อสร้าง
kerestekerestelikkerestelik ağaçormantahta kiriş
gỗ xây dựng

timber

[ˈtɪmbəʳ]
A. N (= wood) → madera f; (= growing trees) → árboles mpl (productores de madera); (= beam) → viga f, madero m (Naut) → cuaderna f
timber!¡tronco va!
B. CPD timber merchant N (Brit) → maderero m
timber wolf Nlobo m gris norteamericano
timber yard N (Brit) → almacén m de madera

timber

[ˈtɪmbər] n
(= material) → bois m
building timber → bois m de construction
(= trees) → arbres mpltimber-framed timbered [ˈtɪmbərd] adjà colombagestimber merchant n (British)négociant m en boistimber yard n (British)parc m à bois

timber

n
Holz nt; (for building) → (Bau)holz nt; (= land planted with trees)(Nutz)wald m; to put land under timberLand mit Bäumen bepflanzen; standing timberNutzwald m; timber!Baum fällt!
(= beam)Balken m; (esp Naut) → Spant nt
(Hunt) → (Holz)zäune und -gatter pl
(US: = character) a man of that timberein Mann dieses Kalibers; a woman of presidential timbereine Frau, die das Zeug zum Präsidenten hat
vt housemit Fachwerk versehen; gallery (in mine) → abstützen, verzimmern

timber

:
timber-framed
adjFachwerk-; timber houseFachwerkhaus nt
timber framing
nFachwerk nt

timber

:
timberland
n (US) → Waldland nt
timber line
nBaumgrenze f
timberman
nHolzfäller m
timber mill
nSägemühle f, → Sägewerk nt
timber tree
nNutzholzbaum m
timber wolf
nTimberwolf m
timberwork
n (= beams)Gebälk nt, → Balkenwerk nt; (= timber framing)Fachwerk nt
timberyard
n (Brit) → Holzlager nt

timber

[ˈtɪmbəʳ]
1. n (material) → legname m; (trees) → alberi mpl da legname
timber! → cade!
2. adj (roof, cabin) → di legno

timber

(ˈtimbə) noun
1. wood, especially for building. This house is built of timber.
2. trees suitable for this. a hundred acres of good timber.
3. a wooden beam used in the building of a house, ship etc.

timber

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
References in classic literature ?
By way of ornament to the dull brown walls, icicles appear in the crevices of the timber, gleaming at intervals in the red fire-light.
The idea as to how I might learn to write was suggested to me by being in Durgin and Bailey's ship-yard, and frequently seeing the ship carpenters, after hewing, and getting a piece of timber ready for use, write on the timber the name of that part of the ship for which it was intended.
The difficulty now was to find timber of sufficient size for the construction of canoes, the trees in these high mountain regions being chiefly a scrubbed growth of pines and cedars, aspens, haws, and service-berries, and a small kind of cotton-tree, with a leaf resembling that of the willow.
Such dispositions, are the very errors of human nature; and yet they are the fittest timber, to make great politics of; like to knee timber, that is good for ships, that are ordained to be tossed; but not for building houses, that shall stand firm.
It was then he rejoiced at his precaution in taking the timber, for without it he would have been unable, perhaps, to reach the vessel -- certainly to return to shore, should he be unsuccessful in attracting attention.
The only trader in the place was the mayor, who owned a sawmill and bought up timber at a low price to sell again.
Old Johnson, in his "Wonder-Working Providence," speaking of the first settlers of this town, with whom he was contemporary, tells us that "they burrow themselves in the earth for their first shelter under some hillside, and, casting the soil aloft upon timber, they make a smoky fire against the earth, at the highest side.
A Carpenter, with equal enthusiasm, proposed timber as a preferable method of defense.
They went across divides in summer blizzards, shivered under the midnight sun on naked mountains between the timber line and the eternal snows, dropped into summer valleys amid swarming gnats and flies, and in the shadows of glaciers picked strawberries and flowers as ripe and fair as any the Southland could boast.
Perplexed by confused voices in the woods, she lost track of the crowd, until the voices suddenly were raised in one loud outcry, followed by the crashing of timber, the splashing of water, a silence, and then a dull, continuous roar.
Look ye, sir,' resumed he, turning to his other neighbour, and pointing past me with his umbrella, 'that's the Hall: grand park, you see, and all them woods - plenty of timber there, and lots of game.
They called him King-Post on board of the Pequod; because, in form, he could be well likened to the short, square timber known by that name in Arctic whalers; and which by the means of many radiating side timbers inserted in it, served to brace the ship against the icy concussions of those battering seas.