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lumber

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verb lum·ber \ˈləm-bər\

Definition of lumber

lumbered

lumbering

play \-b(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move ponderously

  3. 2 :  rumble



Origin and Etymology of lumber

Middle English lomeren


First Known Use: 14th century


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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  1. He works for a lumber company.

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



Origin and Etymology 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

lumbered

lumbering

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

lumberer

play \-bər-ər\ noun


1642

First Known Use of lumber

1642



LUMBER Defined for Kids

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lumber

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verb lum·ber \ˈləm-bər\

Definition of lumber for Students

lumbered

lumbering

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




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lumber

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noun lum·ber

Definition of lumber for Students

  1. :  timber especially when sawed into boards





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