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Definitions of timber

  1.   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"
  2.   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.
  3.   ( 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"
  4.   Fig.: Material for any structure.
  5.   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.
  6.   land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  7.   The crest on a coat of arms.
  8.   To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.
  9.   Wood suitable for building; standing trees.
  10.   Woods or forest; wooden land.
  11.   To furnish or construct with wood suitable for building, etc.
  12.   To surmount as a timber does.
  13.   a beam made of wood
  14.   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.
  15.   Furnishing timber; made of or used for timber.
  16.   The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
  17.   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.
  18.   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.
  19.   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.
  20.   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.
  21.   Wood for building; tree or trees; beam.
  22.   a post made of wood
  23.   To make a nest.
  24.   the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  25.   To light on a tree.
  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.   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.
  28.   To furnish with timber or beams.
  29.   To furnish with timber.

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. “ 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
  2. Then the Sioux crouched low on their ponies, and rode toward the timber – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  3. 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
  4. The timber line fell below me. ” – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  5. “ Lapierre watched with breathless interest while the others gained the shelter of the timber – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Timber for the same . ” – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  9. “ Grandy's sure had his nerve cutting my timber with never so much as a by- your- leave. ” – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. First of all he walked over the country at large, to find where the best timber lay. ” – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  14. Which way did you ride when we split, over by the timber there? ” – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  15. 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
  16. Was I not justified in buying in all the public timber lands at the going price? ” – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  17. 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
  18. There was no timber no sail- cloth to re- fit ships. ” – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  19. “ 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

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