Definitions of timber

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

Usage examples for timber

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