Meaning of TIMBER in English
tim ‧ ber /ˈtɪmbə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: 'building, wood' ]
1 . [uncountable] British English wood used for building or making things SYN lumber American English :
a bench made of timber
2 . [uncountable] trees that produce wood used for building or making things:
the timber trade
3 . [countable] a wooden beam, especially one that forms part of the main structure of a house
4 . timber! spoken used to warn people that a tree being cut down is about to fall
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■ material from trees
▪ wood noun [uncountable and countable] the usual word for the hard material that trees are made of:
They were chopping wood for the fire.
The doors are made of solid wood.
▪ timber British English , lumber American English noun [uncountable] wood used for building and making things:
a timber company
▪ hardwood noun [uncountable and countable] strong heavy wood from trees such as oak:
hardwoods such as teak
▪ softwood noun [uncountable and countable] wood from trees such as pine and fir that is cheap and easy to cut:
Most tables are made from softwood.
▪ firewood noun [uncountable] wood that has been cut or collected in order to be burned in a fire:
They collected branches that could be used for firewood.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012