Definition: Timber

From New World Encyclopedia
  1. (uncountable) Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.
  2. Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (uncountable) Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction. Flag of United States United States lumber.
  3. (countable) A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for things such as roof; also (historically) in the plural, as in ship's timbers.


  • (trees considered as a source of wood)
  • (wood that has been cut ready for construction): lumber, wood
  • (beam used to support a roof): beam, rafter


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