n.1.(Com.) 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.
1.(Her.) The crest on a coat of arms.
v. t.1.To surmount as a timber does.
n.1.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.
And ta'en my fiddle to the gate, . . .
And fiddled in the timber!
- Tennyson.
2.The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
3.Fig.: Material for any structure.
4.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.
So they prepared timber . . . to build the house.
- 1 Kings v. 18.
5.Woods or forest; wooden land.
6.(Shipbuilding) 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.
Timber and room
(Shipbuilding) Same as Room and space. See under Room.
Timber beetle
(Zool.) any one of numerous species of beetles the larvæ of which bore in timber; as, the silky timber beetle (Lymexylon sericeum).
Timber doodle
(Zool.) the American woodcock.
Timber grouse
(Zool.) any species of grouse that inhabits woods, as the ruffed grouse and spruce partridge; - distinguished from prairie grouse.
Timber hitch
(Naut.) a kind of hitch used for temporarily marking fast a rope to a spar. See Illust. under Hitch.
Timber mare
a kind of instrument upon which soldiers were formerly compelled to ride for punishment.
Timber scribe
a metal tool or pointed instrument for marking timber.
- Johnson.
Timber sow
(Zool.) Same as Timber worm, below.
- Simmonds.
Timber tree
a tree suitable for timber.
- Bacon.
Timber worm
(Zool.) any larval insect which burrows in timber.
Timber yard
a yard or place where timber is deposited.
v. t.1.To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.
[imp. & p. p. Timbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Timbering.]
v. i.1.To light on a tree.
2.(Falconry) To make a nest.
Noun1.Timbertimber - the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
Synonyms: lumber
2.timber - a beam made of wood
3.timber - a post made of wood
4.timber - land that is covered with trees and shrubs
5.timber - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
Synonyms: timbre, tone, quality
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Timber beetle
Timber doodle
Timber grouse
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Timber mare
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Timber scribe
Timber sow
Timber tree
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Timber worm
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