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1lumber

verb lum·ber \ˈləm-bər\
lum·beredlum·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of LUMBER

intransitive verb
1
:  to move ponderously
2
:  rumble
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Origin of LUMBER

Middle English lomeren
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LUMBER

2lumber

noun

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

cord, punk

3lumber

verb
lum·beredlum·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of LUMBER

transitive verb
1
:  to clutter with or as if with lumber :  encumber <plan to lumber the tiny town with a giant ski resort — Marilyn Stasio>
2
:  to heap together in disorder
3
:  to log and saw the timber of
intransitive verb
1
:  to cut logs for lumber
2
:  to saw logs into lumber for the market
lum·ber·er \-bər-ər\ noun

First Known Use of LUMBER

1642
LUMBERING Defined for Kids

1lumber

verb lum·ber \ˈləm-bər\
lum·beredlum·ber·ing

Definition of LUMBER for Kids

:  to move in a slow or awkward way <An elephant lumbered along the road.>

2lumber

noun

Definition of LUMBER for Kids

:  timber especially when sawed into boards

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