Definitions of timber

  1. To surmount as a timber does.
  2. To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.
  3. To furnish or construct with wood suitable for building, etc.
  4. To furnish with timber or beams.
  5. To furnish with timber.
  6. 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. a beam made of wood
  8. a post made of wood
  9. The crest on a coat of arms.
  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. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Wood for building; tree or trees; beam.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Furnishing timber; made of or used for timber.