timber


timber

noun

Definition of TIMBER

1
a dense growth of trees and shrubs covering a large area <upon our approach the deer disappeared back into the timber from whence it had come>
2
tree logs as prepared for human use <needed a new load of timber to finish building the house>
Synonyms lumber, timber
3
the basic elements from which something can be developed <a novel with the timber to become a best seller, if marketed correctly>

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