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Definitions of lumber

  1. an implement used in baseball by the batter
  2. cut lumber, as in woods and forests
  3. move heavily or clumsily; " The heavy man lumbered across the room"
  4. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  5. A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
  6. Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.
  7. Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber.
  8. To heap together in disorder.
  9. To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.
  10. To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
  11. To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
  12. Rubbish; forest timber sawed for market.
  13. To fill with rubbish; heap together in disorder.
  14. To cut down timber and prepare it for market; to move or roll heavily along.
  15. Anything cumbersome or useless: timber sawed or split for use.
  16. To fill with lumber: to heap together in confusion.
  17. To move heavily and laboriously.
  18. Things useless and cumbrous; sawed timber.
  19. To fill with lumber.
  20. To move cumbrously.
  21. To fill with or deal in lumber; encumber; heap in disorder.
  22. Timber sawed into merchantable form, especially boards; also, rubbish.
  23. Anything useless and cumbersome; timber sawn or split for use.
  24. To heap together; to fill with lumber.
  25. To move heavily; to make a rumbling noise; to cut timber for market. See Lumber- room. Lumber- dealer, a timber- merchant.
  26. Whatever causes to stumble; that which offers an impediment to free motion; anything nearly useless and cumbersome; bulky things thrown aside; timber sawn or split for use.
  27. To heap together in disorder; to move heavily and laboriously; in Canada, to cut timber for market.

Usage examples for lumber

  1. Then he ventured to say to her,- " Madame my princess, could you tell me kindly why some of the figures and furniture dance and speak, and some lie up in a corner like lumber? – The Nürnberg Stove by Louisa de la Ramé (AKA Ouida)
  2. It was very interesting to see that he learned all the tricks of the lumber trade in a few days. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  3. No lumber with which to make even a rough box; nothing but their daily clothing and nightly bedding was to be had. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  4. They then united their efforts, and the lumber being removed, the hatches gave way to the force below, so that the released captives breathed of hope again. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  5. Lola was leading him to tell of some of his adventures in the lumber camps of Northern Michigan, and incidentally gaining a good idea of his vast power in that region and of the great value of his timber lands and pulp mills. – Lola by Owen Davis
  6. A mill that does not turn out lumber soon goes upon the junk heap. – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  7. Nope, only sold the lumber. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  8. I have been in the lumber- room since, but not in the other. – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  9. I reckon she may have what she's a mind, new and polished, but she's always for old lumber. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  10. An important lumber tree. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  11. The ever- watchful lumber interests decided the time to strike had again arrived. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  12. His life had been like a crowded lumber- room, full of useless and worn- out things he had accounted precious, while he had ignored the one possession that really mattered and that linked him, not only with the future, but with the greatest reality of his past. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  13. The next day Captain Jones began his preparations to load the sloops with lumber for Boston, and the Machias men, doubtful of the Captain's loyalty, determined that the sloops should not return to Boston. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  14. I will tell the captain that you have arrived, and he would not thank me for bringing any live lumber on board just at present. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  15. They were a little older than Flossie and Freddie, and they saw that something must have happened to make their father come home from the lumber office so early, for on most days he did not come until dinner time. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  16. I met Jim," added her father, speaking now to Kate, " over in the lumber yard this morning. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  17. Where would the lumber market be? – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  18. They could hardly get their lumber out, and there are very few people to sell it to if they put up a mill. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  19. Obtaining a load of lumber, which was all that could be secured for either love or money, a shanty was immediately erected for the accommodation of the family. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
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