WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
tim•ber /ˈtɪmbɚ/USA pronunciation  n. 
    [uncountable] the wood of trees used for construction. [uncountable] growing trees themselves, or the land where they grow. [countable] a single piece of wood forming part of a structure:A timber fell from the roof. [uncountable] one who is thought of as having very great qualifications; caliber:He's presidential timber.

interj. 
    (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
vb
  1. (transitive) to provide with timbers
interj
  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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