tim·​bered | \ ˈtim-bərd How to pronounce timbered (audio) \

Definition of timbered

1 : having walls framed by exposed timbers
2 : having a specified structure or constitution
3 : covered with growing timber : wooded

Examples of timbered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Los Angeles Times Tourist-dependent Solvang struggles through stay-at-home orders: With its windmills and half-timbered architecture, Solvang draws more than 1½ million visitors a year. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: L.A.'s mayor calls for furlough of thousands," 20 Apr. 2020 Many historical features, including decorative exterior brickwork, half-timbered details, leaded-pane windows and oak and maple floors, were preserved. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$1.7 Million Homes in Wisconsin, Arizona and New Jersey," 4 Mar. 2020 The half-timbered exterior with its wide grids of windows is original; everything else — plumbing, electricity, HVAC, oak floors, Sheetrock and other wall surfaces — is new. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$1.3 Million Homes in South Carolina, Colorado and Oregon," 26 Feb. 2020 This sprawling, five-bedroom, five-bathroom home built in 1927 is loaded with elegant features: floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass windows, paneled walls, timbered ceilings, carved stone and window seats. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, "The Most Popular Properties of June," 18 July 2019 Pools of it, rivulets of it, lapping lakes and freshets of it, in a green and timbered landscape — our eyes were always thirsty for the sight of it. Los Angeles Times, "On Canada’s Via Rail, a return to the older — and let’s be honest, better — way of traveling," 17 Aug. 2019 The vineyards are some of the steepest in the world, and the river winds around its bends past little, ancient, half-timbered Germanic towns on the water’s edge. National Geographic, "Memorable Moments on Europe’s Rivers with Cruise Director Richard Grey," 12 June 2019 The Old Burlington in Chiswick, a riverside neighborhood in west London, is a quaint, half-timbered former-pub that is thought to date from the 16th century. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "The Luxurious Second Life of Defunct English Pubs," 12 Sep. 2018 How to Do It RightFly from Saigon (45 minutes) or take the winding drive up from Nha Trang (three hours), and book one of the half-timbered 1920s chalets at Ana Mandara Villas Resort & Spa. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Take Your Vietnam Trip to the Next Level," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of timbered

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Timbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbered. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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