tim·​ber·​land | \ ˈtim-bər-ˌland How to pronounce timberland (audio) \

Definition of timberland

: wooded land especially with marketable timber

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Examples of timberland in a Sentence

the wildfire burned through a large swath of timberland
Recent Examples on the Web Today, many people consider timberland-style work boots stylish—especially for the no-nonsense outdoorsman. Outdoor Life, "Best Winter Boots for Men: Leather Boots, Insulated Work Boots, and More," 22 Feb. 2021 For that half century, Barry has been a devoted steward to his timberland while working closely with the McKenzie River Trust on broader conservation issues and enhancement of McKenzie forest and riverlands. oregonlive, "Barry Lopez, award-winning and influential Oregon author, dies at 75," 26 Dec. 2020 Some of the timberland is close to other public lands. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, "The Conservation Fund buys thousands of acres of Minnesota forestland," 19 Nov. 2020 Company spokesperson Kristin Rasmussen said in an email that the smiley face was designed and planted in 2011 by Hampton Lumber co-owner David Hampton and the company’s then-timberland manager, Dennis Creel. oregonlive, "Who planted a giant smiley face of trees?," 1 Dec. 2020 In the Sierras, more than 200 miles from Big Creek Lumber, logging outfit Soper-Wheeler Co. lost about 12% of its timberland in two fires since August. Heather Somerville, WSJ, "This Small Lumber Company Beat Back a Blaze. Rebuilding Is a Bigger Battle.," 14 Oct. 2020 In October 1900, Cutter purchased timberland in the Pacific Northwest. Lauren Young, oregonlive, "Remains from 1936, found in Oregon State Hospital’s ‘Room of Forgotten Souls,’ reunited with family back east," 17 Oct. 2020 Other partnerships were established throughout the region as the Anthony family acquired cut-over timberland and nursed it back to health. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: The woods of Arkansas," 11 Oct. 2020 The endowment’s multibillion natural-resources portfolio was once the envy of the endowment world, marked by an early, lucrative bet on New Zealand timberland. Dawn Lim And Juliet Chung, WSJ, "Harvard Spins Out Natural-Resources Team, Ending Long Chapter at Endowment," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of timberland

1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timberland was in 1654

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4 Mar 2021

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“Timberland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberland. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of timberland

US : land that is covered with trees that are grown in order to produce wood


tim·​ber·​land | \ ˈtim-bər-ˌland How to pronounce timberland (audio) \

Kids Definition of timberland

: wooded land especially as a source of timber

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