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Meaning of TIMBER

Pronunciation:  'timbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a beam made of wood
  2. [n]  a post made of wood
  3. [n]  the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
  4. [n]  land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  5. [n]  the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

TIMBER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: forest, lumber, quality, timberland, timbre, tone, woodland
 See Also: beam, biome, Black Forest, board, building material, color, coloration, colour, colouration, coulisse, dry land, earth, fullness, greenwood, ground, harshness, jungle, land, mellowness, nasality, plangency, plank, planking, post, rain forest, register, resonance, reverberance, richness, ringing, riparian forest, roughness, Schwarzwald, Sherwood Forest, shrillness, silva, solid ground, sonority, sonorousness, sound property, sternpost, stock, stridence, stridency, stringer, strip, sylva, terra firma, tree farm, tropical rain forest, two-by-four, vibrancy, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tim"ber\, n. [Probably the same word as timber sort of
    wood; cf. Sw. timber, LG. timmer, MHG. zimber, G. zimmer, F.
    timbre, LL. timbrium. Cf. {Timmer}.] (Com.)
    A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines,
    sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases
    forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; -- called also
    {timmer}. [Written also {timbre}.]
  2. \Tim"ber\, n. [F. timbre. See {Timbre}.] (Her.)
    The crest on a coat of arms. [Written also {timbre}.]
  3. \Tim"ber\, v. t.
    To surmount as a timber does. [Obs.]
  4. \Tim"ber\, n. [AS. timbor, timber, wood, building; akin
    to OFries. timber, D. timmer a room, G. zimmer, OHG. zimbar
    timber, a dwelling, room, Icel. timbr timber, Sw. timmer,
    Dan. t["o]mmer, Goth. timrjan to build, timrja a builder, L.
    domus a house, Gr. ? house, ? to build, Skr. dama a house.
    [root]62. Cf. {Dome}, {Domestic}.]
    1. That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for
       tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and
       the like; -- usually said of felled trees, but sometimes
       of those standing. Cf. {Lumber}, 3.
             And ta'en my fiddle to the gate, . . . And fiddled
             in the timber!                        --Tennyson.
    2. The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
    3. Fig.: Material for any structure.
             Such dispositions are the very errors of human
             nature; and yet they are the fittest timber to make
             politics of.                          --Bacon.
    4. A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for
       building, or already framed; collectively, the larger
       pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a
       house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the
       covering or boarding.
             So they prepared timber . . . to build the house.
                                                   --1 Kings v.
             Many of the timbers were decayed.     --W. Coxe.
    5. Woods or forest; wooden land. [Western U. S.]
    6. (Shipbuilding) A rib, or a curving piece of wood,
       branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a
       vertical direction. One timber is composed of several
       pieces united.
    {Timber and room}. (Shipbuilding) Same as {Room and space}.
       See under {Room}.
    {Timber beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
       beetles the larv[ae] of which bore in timber; as, the
       silky timber beetle ({Lymexylon sericeum}).
    {Timber doodle} (Zo["o]l.), the American woodcock. [Local, U.
    {Timber grouse} (Zo["o]l.), any species of grouse that
       inhabits woods, as the ruffed grouse and spruce partridge;
       -- distinguished from prairie grouse.
    {Timber hitch} (Naut.), a kind of hitch used for temporarily
       marking fast a rope to a spar. See Illust. under {Hitch}.
    {Timber mare}, a kind of instrument upon which soldiers were
       formerly compelled to ride for punishment. --Johnson.
    {Timber scribe}, a metal tool or pointed instrument for
       marking timber. --Simmonds.
    {Timber sow}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Timber worm}, below.
    {Timber tree}, a tree suitable for timber.
    {Timber worm} (Zo["o]l.), any larval insect which burrows in
    {Timber yard}, a yard or place where timber is deposited.
  5. \Tim"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Timbered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Timbering}.]
    To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past
          His bark is stoutly timbered.            --Shak.
  6. \Tim"ber\, v. i.
    1. To light on a tree. [Obs.]
    2. (Falconry) To make a nest.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing timber in your dream, symbolizes prosperity and tranquility.