Thesaurus

lumber

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lumber

  1. tree logs as prepared for human use a huge amount of lumber will be needed to build the house Synonyms wood, timberRelated Words beam, brace, pile, post, ridgepole, sill, splint, stake, stave, stick; bar, billet, block; cordwood, firewood


lumber

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lumber

  1. 1 to move heavily or clumsily the elephant lumbered through the jungle Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudge Related Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble) Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waft Antonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually the novel's plot lumbers to its predictable conclusion after 500 long pages Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, flounder, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  3. 3 to make a low heavy rolling sound the horse-drawn wagon lumbered along the trail Synonyms growl, grumble, rumble, rollRelated Words boom, drum, thunder; bellow

  4. 4 to place a weight or burden on preparations that will lumber the expedition with unnecessary equipment and supplies Synonyms burden, encumber, freight, lade, laden, load, saddle, weightRelated Words clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppressNear Antonyms alleviate, ease, lighten, relieveAntonyms disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload



Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

contemplative of or relative to the past

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ