Meaning of TIMBER in English


[tim.ber] n [ME, fr. OE, building, wood; akin to OHG zimbar wood, room, Gk demein to build, domos course of stones or bricks] (bef. 12c) 1 a: growing trees or their wood b--used interjectionally to warn of a falling tree

2: wood suitable for building or for carpentry

3: material, stuff; esp: personal qualification for a particular position or status

4. a: a large squared or dressed piece of wood ready for use or forming part of a structure b Brit: lumber 2a c: a curving frame branching outward from the keel of a ship and bending upward in a vertical direction that is usu. composed of several pieces united: rib -- timber adj

[2]timber vt tim.bered ; (bef. 12c): to frame, cover, or support with timbers

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