lumberyard

noun
lum·​ber·​yard | \ ˈləm-bər-ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio) \

Definition of lumberyard

: a yard where a stock of lumber is kept for sale

Examples of lumberyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Fire investigators hope to determine the cause of Saturday's massive, four-alarm fire that destroyed a lumberyard and millwork business this week. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Cause of massive North Queen Anne lumber yard fire remains under investigation," 13 Nov. 2018 The tables, lamps, chairs, and daybeds are models of efficiency, designed with clean lines and simple materials like lumberyard wood and metals. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Donald Judd furniture show opens at SFMOMA," 19 July 2018 Also, home now has a broader definition: There's the space over the garage, the apartment above our lumberyard, and now the cottage next door—all of which are occupied by our grown (if over 21 is grown) children. Heather Lende, Woman's Day, "Living with Grown Children," 25 Jan. 2012 His father, Prince Starks, worked in a lumberyard, and his mother, Ruth Starks-Watkins, worked in food services at a public school. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "Jabo Starks, drummer for James Brown, dies at 79," 2 May 2018 The phenomenon injects some economic energy into an area once dominated by sawmills, lumberyards and tanneries. Washington Post, "TravelLab: In a forest on the trail of synchronous fireflies," 20 June 2018 His father, Prince Starks, worked in a lumberyard, and his mother, Ruth Starks-Watkins, worked in food services at a public school. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "Jabo Starks, drummer for James Brown, dies at 79," 2 May 2018 His father, Prince Starks, worked in a lumberyard, and his mother, Ruth Starks-Watkins, worked in food services at a public school. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "Jabo Starks, drummer for James Brown, dies at 79," 2 May 2018 His father, Prince Starks, worked in a lumberyard, and his mother, Ruth Starks-Watkins, worked in food services at a public school. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "Jabo Starks, drummer for James Brown, dies at 79," 2 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lumberyard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lumberyard

1753, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lumberyard

Share lumberyard

Statistics for lumberyard

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lumberyard

The first known use of lumberyard was in 1753

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lumberyard

lumberyard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lumberyard

US : a place where wooden boards are kept for sale

lumberyard

noun
lum·​ber·​yard | \ ˈləm-bər-ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio) \

Kids Definition of lumberyard

: a place where lumber is kept for sale

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on lumberyard

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with lumberyard

Spanish Central: Translation of lumberyard

Nglish: Translation of lumberyard for Spanish Speakers

Comments on lumberyard

What made you want to look up lumberyard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!