Meaning of TIMBER in English
— timberless , adj. — timbery , adj.
/tim"beuhr/ , n.
1. the wood of growing trees suitable for structural uses.
2. growing trees themselves.
3. wooded land.
4. wood, esp. when suitable or adapted for various building purposes.
5. a single piece of wood forming part of a structure or the like: A timber fell from the roof.
6. Naut. (in a ship's frame) one of the curved pieces of wood that spring upward and outward from the keel; rib.
7. personal character or quality: He's being talked up as presidential timber.
8. Sports. a wooden hurdle, as a gate or fence, over which a horse must jump in equestrian sports.
9. to furnish with timber.
10. to support with timber.
11. to fell timber, esp. as an occupation.
12. a lumberjack's call to warn those in the vicinity that a cut tree is about to fall to the ground.
[ bef. 900; ME, OE: orig., house, building material; c. G Zimmer room, ON timbr timber; akin to Goth timrjan, Gk démein to build. See DOME ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012