Definition of timber :
1. A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; - called also timmer.
2. A rib, or a curving piece of wood, branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a vertical direction. One timber is composed of several pieces united.
3. A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for building, or already framed; collectively, the larger pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the covering or boarding.
4. Fig.: Material for any structure.
5. That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; - usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.
6. The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
7. The crest on a coat of arms.
8. To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.
9. To light on a tree.
10. To make a nest.
11. To surmount as a timber does.
12. Woods or forest; wooden land.
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- No, I don't know what's best to do- there's not so much timber to sell here as you've got on yours, and I've need to buy more things for the work that I've got now. - "Growth of the Soil", Knut Hamsun.
- She hated to turn now and face the storm while she made her way around to the line of timber, but she had no choice. - "The Lookout Man", B. M. Bower.
- Detached pieces of timber from the ruined house were beginning to rise to the surface. - "At Fault", Kate Chopin.