Meaning of TIMBER in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, building, wood; akin to Old High German zimbar wood, room, Greek demein to build, domos course of stones or bricks Date: before 12th century 1. growing trees or their wood, b. — used interjectionally to warn of a falling tree wood suitable for building or for carpentry, material , stuff , 4. a large squared or dressed piece of wood ready for use or forming part of a structure, lumber 2a, a curving frame branching outward from the keel of a ship and bending upward in a vertical direction that is usually composed of several pieces united ; rib , ~ adjective II. transitive verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: before 12th century to frame, cover, or support with ~s

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