WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
tim•ber /ˈtɪmbɚ/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [uncountable] the wood of trees used for construction.
  2. [uncountable] growing trees themselves, or the land where they grow.
  3. [countable] a single piece of wood forming part of a structure:A timber fell from the roof.
  4. [uncountable] one who is thought of as having very great qualifications; caliber:He's presidential timber.

  • (used as a lumberjack's call to warn others that a cut tree is about to fall).
  • tim•bered, adj. 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    timber /ˈtɪmbə/ n
    1. wood, esp when regarded as a construction material
      Usual US and Canadian word: lumber
    2. (as modifier): a timber cottage
    3. trees collectively
    4. chiefly US woodland
    5. a piece of wood used in a structure
    6. a frame in a wooden vessel
    1. (transitive) to provide with timbers
    1. a lumberjack's shouted warning when a tree is about to fall
    Etymology: Old English; related to Old High German zimbar wood, Old Norse timbr timber, Latin domus house

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