lumber Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lumber" in British English

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lumberverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈlʌm.bər/  us   /-bɚ/
to ​moveslowly and ​awkwardly: In the ​distance, we could ​see a ​herd of ​elephants lumbering ​across the ​plain.
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lumbernoun [U]

uk   /ˈlʌm.bər/  us   /-bɚ/ US (UK timber)
C2 wood that has been ​prepared for ​building
(Definition of lumber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lumber" in American English

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lumbernoun [U]

 us   /ˈlʌm·bər/

lumber noun [U] (WOOD)

wood that has been ​cut into ​variouslengths for ​building

lumberverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈlʌm·bər/

lumber verb [I always + adv/prep] (MOVE)

to move in a ​slow, ​awkward, and ​heavy way: A ​noisy, ​old, ​pickuptruck lumbered past.
(Definition of lumber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lumber" in Business English

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lumbernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈlʌmbər/ NATURAL RESOURCES
→  timber
(Definition of lumber from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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