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Definitions of timber

  1.   land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  2.   the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  3.   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.   a beam made of wood
  5.   a post made of wood
  6.   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
  7.   To make a nest
  8.   The crest on a coat of arms
  9.   To surmount as a timber does
  10.   The body stem or trunk of a tree
  11.   Fig Material for any structure
  12.   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
  13.   Woods or forest wooden land
  14.   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
  15.   To light on a tree
  16.   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
  17.   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
  18.   To furnish with timber chiefly used in the past participle
  19.   The body or stem of a tree wood suitable for carpentry bulldings shipbuilding etc a large piece of wood prepared for use in building or already in place wooded land as forests
  20.   To furnish or construct with wood suitable for building etc
  21.   Wood for building purposes the trunk of a tree material for any structure one of the larger pieces of the framework of a house ship etc
  22.   To furnish with timber or beams
  23.   To furnish with timber
  24.   Wood for building tree or trees beam
  25.   Wood suitable for building standing trees
  26.   Wood fit for building tools furniture c the body or stem of a tree the materials a single piece of wood for building or already framed a rib or curving piece of wood in a ship branching outward vertically from the keel
  27.   Wood fit for building purposes the trunk of a tree the main beams of a building one of the upright pieces of a ship's frame
  28.   Furnishing timber made of or used for timber
  29.   The crest on a coat of arms an acoustic property by which sounds of the same note and loudness on two different instruments are distinguished from each other by a different quality

Quotes of timber

  1. The weather was fine the valleys literally covered with buffaloe and everything seemed to promise a safe and speedy movement to the first grove of timber on my route supposed to be about ten days' march – William Henry Ashley
  2. These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed of stratas of rock of various colours mostly red and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar which are the only species of timber to be seen – William Henry Ashley
  3. There's a basic kind of tension here It's between those who say I'd like to clear cut this forest and reduce it to saw timber because that's an economically productive thing for me to do – Bruce Babbitt
  4. Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  5. Nothing is so beautiful as spring when weeds in wheels shoot long and lovely and lush Thrush's eggs look little low heavens and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear it strikes like lightning to hear him sing – Gerard Manley Hopkins
  6. I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry – Frank Murkowski
  7. I grew up in this town my poetry was born between the hill and the river it took its voice from the rain and like the timber it steeped itself in the forests – Pablo Neruda
  8. From the early days of European migration to America in the 17th Century the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance timber – Harry Seidler
  9. Japan's humid and warm summer climate as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors – Harry Seidler
  10. I came to feel very very sentimental about those sets which is ludicrous because they represent everything which is transitory and insubstantial It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas – Patrick Stewart
  11. It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms – John Millington Synge

Usage examples for timber

  1. On its banks the timber has all been cut off and there is nothing but second and third growth – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  2. First of all he walked over the country at large to find where the best timber lay – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  3. Well I got a piece of land 'bout two miles back of my place that belongs to my wife and I ain't never fenced it in for I ain't never had no time somehow to cut the timber to do it she's been so sickly lately – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  4. Timber for the same – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  5. “ I have written the men at the timber tract and at the cattle ranch that we are coming – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  6. The timber line fell below me – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  7. “ Lapierre watched with breathless interest while the others gained the shelter of the timber – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  8. Our company was assigned to a position upon the extreme right wing near to some heavy timber about twenty rods from where the 124th Illinois made its famous charge – The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry by Samuel H. Fletcher
  9. Was I not justified in buying in all the public timber lands at the going price – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  10. Then the Sioux crouched low on their ponies and rode toward the timber – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  11. His hand slipped away suddenly throwing his weight upon the hand grasping the roof timber – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  12. He says Sir You were pleased to order me to inform you what time I should want a team for to get the timber for the bridge at Castle Frank Creek for which I am ready whenever you please to send the same – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  13. Which way did you ride when we split over by the timber there – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  14. There was no timber no sail cloth to re fit ships – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  15. Come a little higher up won't ye Miss Norah we can see every jump from the top of the rise barrin' the wan that's in the timber – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  16. The following day while the children were at school Mike looked about the camp with curiosity and then walked away to see how much timber the men had cut – Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Colborne
  17. “ An' I've got a good claim half timber and runnin' water onter it and twenty acre of medder ” – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  18. 9 The variety of trees is most marked including all those which yield timber employed in the useful and many of those employed in the ornamental arts – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  19. “ Grandy's sure had his nerve cutting my timber with never so much as a by your leave – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory

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