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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.

Synonyms:

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