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Meaning of lumber

lum•ber

Pronunciation: (lum'bur), [key]
— n.
  1. timber sawed or split into planks, boards, etc.
  2. miscellaneous useless articles that are stored away.
—v.i.
  1. to cut timber and prepare it for market.
  2. to become useless or to be stored away as useless.
—v.t.
  1. to convert (a specified amount, area, etc.) into lumber: We lumbered more than a million acres last year.
  2. to heap together in disorder.
  3. to fill up or obstruct with miscellaneous useless articles; encumber.

lum•ber

Pronunciation: (lum'bur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to move clumsily or heavily, esp. from great or ponderous bulk: overloaded wagons lumbering down the dirt road.
  2. to make a rumbling noise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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