timber

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈtɪmbə/ or [ˈtɪˑmˌbəː]
  • (US) enPR: tĭmʹbər, IPA: /ˈtɪmbɚ/ or [ˈtɪˑmˌbɚː]
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  • Hyphenation: tim‧ber

Noun[change]

Singular
timber

Plural
timbers

  1. Timber is trees and forests used as a source of wood.
    They walked into the tall timber to find a place to camp.
  2. Timber is wood used for building.
    He went to the timber yard to buy the wood for his house.
  3. Timber is a piece of wood used in building.
    She carefully chose a timber that had an interesting pattern.
  4. Timber is wood used as a frame in building ships.
    During the battle he could feel the ship's timbers shiver.

Verb[change]

Plain form
timber

Third-person singular
timbers

Past tense
timbered

Past participle
timbered

Present participle
timbering

  1. (transitive) To timber is to use wood as a support or frame.
    The miners had to timber the shaft in the gold mine to make it safe.