Timber

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English

Noun

Timber (plural Timbers)
  1. (uncountable) Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.
  2. (UK, uncountable) Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction.
  3. (countable) A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for something such as a roof. Historically also used in the plural, as in "ship's timbers".

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Interjection

timber!

  1. Used by loggers to warn others that a tree being felled is falling.

Adjectives for Timber

shaky; massive; long-used; slashed; marketable; reverberating; rotten; superb; fring; graceful; useful.

Verbs for Timber

avail oneself of—; blast—; conserve—; debark—; fell—; knot—; level—; market—; preserve—; process—; provide—; raze—; reinforce—; strip of—; treat—; value—; —decays; —erodes; —jams; —rots.

Thesaurus

afforestation, arboretum, balk, bare pole, beam, beams, billet, board, boarding, boards, boondocks, bush, bushveld, character, chase, clapboard, climax forest, cloud forest, conifer, cord, cordwood, deal, dendrology, driftwood, evergreen, firewood, forest, forest land, forest preserve, forestry, fringing forest, fruit tree, gallery forest, girder, greenwood, hanger, hardwood, hardwood tree, index forest, jungle, jungles, lath, lathing, lathwork, log, lumber, mast, material, national forest, palmetto barrens, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, park, park forest, pine barrens, plank, planking, planks, plyboard, plywood, pole, pollard, post, potential, primeval forest, prospect, protection forest, puncheon, quality, rafter, rain forest, reforestation, sapling, scrub, scrubland, seedling, selection forest, shade tree, shake, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, shrubland, sideboard, siding, silviculture, slab, slat, softwood, softwood tree, spar, splat, sprout forest, stand of timber, state forest, stave, stick, stick of wood, stovewood, stuff, talent, three-by-four, timber tree, timbering, timberland, timberwork, tree, tree veld, two-by-four, virgin forest, weald, weatherboard, wildwood, wood, woodland, woods

Etymology

Middle English tymber < Old English timber < Proto-Germanic *timran < Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (build, house) (see Proto-Indo-European *dṓm). Cognates include Old High German zimbar (German Zimmer), Old Norse timbr, Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌼𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌽 (timrjan, to build), and Latin domus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK)
    • (Noun): IPA: /ˈtɪmbə/, SAMPA: /"tImb@/
    • (Interjection): IPA: /ˈtɪːmˌbəː/, SAMPA: /"tI:m%b@:/
  • (US)
    • (Noun): enPR: tĭmʹbər, IPA: /ˈtɪmbɚ/, SAMPA: /"tImb@`/
    • (Interjection): IPA: /ˈtɪːmˌbɚː/, SAMPA: /"tI:m%b@`:/
  • noicon(file)
  • Hyphenation: tim‧ber
  • Homophones: timbre

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Old English

Noun

Timber n.

  1. timber
  2. a building
  3. the act of building

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *timran from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (build, house) (see Proto-Indo-European *dṓm). Cognates include Old High German zimbar (German Zimmer), Old Norse timbr, Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌼𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌽 (timrjan, to build), and Latin domus.

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