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Definition of Timber

Timber

  1. 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.
  2. The crest on a coat of arms.
  3. To surmount as a timber does.
  4. 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.
  5. The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
  6. Fig.: Material for any structure.
  7. 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.
  8. Woods or forest; wooden land.
  9. 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.
  10. To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
  11. To light on a tree.
  12. To make a nest.

Timber Quotations

Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
Immanuel Kant

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

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

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

Contrary to slanderous Eastern opinion, much of Iowa is not flat, but rolling hills country with a lot of timber, a handsome and imaginative landscape, crowded with constant small changes of scene and full of little creeks winding with pools where shiners, crappies and catfish hover.
Paul Engle
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Timber Translations

timber in Afrikaans is hout
timber in Dutch is hout
timber in Finnish is puu
timber in German is Balken, Bauholz
timber in Italian is legno, legname da costruzione
timber in Norwegian is ved
timber in Portuguese is madeira
timber in Swedish is timmer, virke

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