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lumber

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verb lum·ber \ˈləm-bər\

Definition of lumber

lum·beredlum·ber·ing play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move ponderously

  3. 2 :  rumble



Origin of lumber

Middle English lomeren


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with lumber


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lumber

noun lum·ber

Simple Definition of lumber

  • : wooden boards or logs that have been sawed and cut for use

  • : large objects that are no longer used or wanted

Full Definition of lumber

  1. 1 :  surplus or disused articles (as furniture) that are stored away

  2. 2 a :  timber or logs especially when dressed for use b :  any of various structural materials prepared in a form similar to lumber

lumber adjective

Examples of lumber

  1. He works for a lumber company.

  2. had a clearout of all his old lumber and finally got rid of it



Origin of lumber

perhaps from Lombard; from the use of pawnshops as storehouses of disused property


First Known Use: 1552

Other Wood Production Terms


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lumber

verb lum·ber

Definition of lumber

lum·beredlum·ber·ing play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to clutter with or as if with lumber :  encumber <plan to lumber the tiny town with a giant ski resort — Marilyn Stasio>

  3. 2 :  to heap together in disorder

  4. 3 :  to log and saw the timber of

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to cut logs for lumber

  7. 2 :  to saw logs into lumber for the market

lum·ber·er play \-bər-ər\ noun


1642

First Known Use of lumber

1642




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