Timber - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtɪmbər|  American pronunciation of the word timber
Brit.  |ˈtɪmbə|  British pronunciation of the word timber

noun

- the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material (syn: lumber)
- a beam made of wood
- a post made of wood
- land that is covered with trees and shrubs (syn: forest, woodland)
- (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound) (syn: quality, timbre, tone)

Examples

...upon our approach the deer disappeared back into the timber from whence it had come...

...needed a new load of timber to finish building the house...

Canada is rich in timber

They cleared timber from the land.

They want to harvest timber in these woods.

...a logging operation that strips an area of all of its trees, only a small percentage of which will yield merchantable timber...

Homesteaders drove timber down the river soon after.

It is necessary to stay the old building with timber where it declines.

Unmerchantable stands were excluded from the timber harvesting land base in the analysis on the basis of inventory type group.

The houses were partly timber in construction.

The fur trade now exceeded timber in importance.

The owner of land could grant a licence to cut and remove timber.

The government has imposed quotas on the export of timber.

A revival of the timber industry is needed.

The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia

Word forms

noun
singular: timber
plural: timbers
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