Found 3 items, similar to timber.
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n 1: the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building
material [syn: lumber
2: a beam made of wood
3: a post made of wood
4: land that is covered with trees and shrubs [syn: forest
5: (music) 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”
English → English
, v. t.
To surmount as a timber does. [Obs.]
, 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
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
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
Timber and room
. (Shipbuilding) Same as Room and space
See under Room
(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
(Zo["o]l.), the American woodcock. [Local, U.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of grouse that
inhabits woods, as the ruffed grouse and spruce partridge;
-- distinguished from prairie grouse.
(Naut.), a kind of hitch used for temporarily
marking fast a rope to a spar. See Illust. under Hitch
, a kind of instrument upon which soldiers were
formerly compelled to ride for punishment. --Johnson.
, a metal tool or pointed instrument for
marking timber. --Simmonds.
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Timber worm
, a tree suitable for timber.
(Zo["o]l.), any larval insect which burrows in
, a yard or place where timber is deposited.
, 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
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
. [Written also timbre
, n. [F. timbre. See Timbre
The crest on a coat of arms. [Written also timbre
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Timbered
; p. pr. & vb.
To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past
His bark is stoutly timbered. --Shak.
, v. i.
1. To light on a tree. [Obs.]
2. (Falconry) To make a nest.