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lumber

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verb lum·ber \ˈləm-bər\

Definition of lumber

lumbered

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lumbering

play \ˈləm-b(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move ponderously an elephant lumbering along the road The economy continues to lumber along.

  3. 2 :  rumble lumbering machines

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Origin and Etymology of lumber

Middle English lomeren


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lumber

noun lum·ber

Definition of lumber

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

  2. 2a :  timber or logs especially when dressed for useb :  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

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Origin and Etymology of lumber

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

Other Wood Production Terms


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lumber

verb lum·ber

Definition of lumber

lumbered

;

lumbering

play \ˈləm-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 \ˈləm-bər-ər\ noun

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First Known Use of lumber

1642



LUMBER Defined for English Language Learners

lumber

noun

Definition of lumber for English Language Learners

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

  • : large objects that are no longer used or wanted


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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