Meaning of TIMBER in English


n.1 wood prepared for building, carpentry, etc.

2 a piece of wood or beam, esp. as the rib of a vessel.

3 large standing trees suitable for timber; woods or forest.

4 (esp. as int.) a warning cry that a tree is about to fall.

Phrases and idioms:

timber hitch a knot used in attaching a rope to a log or spar. timber wolf a type of large N. American grey wolf.


timbering n.

Etymology: OE, building, f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.