Lumber - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlʌmbər|  American pronunciation of the word lumber
Brit.  |ˈlʌmbə|  British pronunciation of the word lumber


- the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material (syn: timber)
- an implement used in baseball by the batter


- move heavily or clumsily (syn: pound)
The heavy man lumbered across the room
- cut lumber, as in woods and forests (syn: log)

Extra examples

He works for a lumber company.

I should be mere living lumber.

They lumbered along slowly.

A blue bus lumbered past.

A career was less easy once I was lumbered with a husband and children.

The heavy man lumbered across the room

...the company has a large storehouse filled with lumber for manufacturing its line of furniture...

The lumber was lifted by crane and dropped into the truck.

Canadian tariffs enabled United States lumber companies to raise prices at home

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lumber
he/she/it: lumbers
present participle: lumbering
past tense: lumbered
past participle: lumbered
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