Meaning of timber

tim•ber

Pronunciation: (tim'bur), [key]
— n.
  1. the wood of growing trees suitable for structural uses.
  2. growing trees themselves.
  3. wooded land.
  4. wood, esp. when suitable or adapted for various building purposes.
  5. a single piece of wood forming part of a structure or the like: A timber fell from the roof.
  6. (in a ship's frame) one of the curved pieces of wood that spring upward and outward from the keel; rib.
  7. personal character or quality: He's being talked up as presidential timber.
  8. a wooden hurdle, as a gate or fence, over which a horse must jump in equestrian sports.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with timber.
  2. to support with timber.
—v.i.
  1. to fell timber, esp. as an occupation.
—interj.
  1. a lumberjack's call to warn those in the vicinity that a cut tree is about to fall to the ground.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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