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lumber

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lumber

  1. tree logs as prepared for human use <a huge amount of lumber will be needed to build the house> Synonyms wood, timberRelated Words beam, brace, pile, post, ridgepole, sill, splint, stake, stave, stick; bar, billet, block; cordwood, firewood




lumber

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lumber

  1. 1 to move heavily or clumsily <the elephant lumbered through the jungle> Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudge Related Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble) Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waft Antonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <the novel's plot lumbers to its predictable conclusion after 500 long pages> Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, flounder, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  3. 3 to make a low heavy rolling sound <the horse-drawn wagon lumbered along the trail> Synonyms growl, grumble, rumble, rollRelated Words boom, drum, thunder; bellow

  4. 4 to place a weight or burden on <preparations that will lumber the expedition with unnecessary equipment and supplies> Synonyms burden, encumber, freight, lade, laden, load, saddle, weightRelated Words clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppressNear Antonyms alleviate, ease, lighten, relieveAntonyms disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload





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