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"timber" in British English

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timbernoun

uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/  us   /ˈtɪm.bɚ/
C2 [U] trees that are grown so that the wood from them can be used for building: a timber forest These trees are being grown for timber.
C2 [U] UK (US lumber) wood used for building: a timber merchant
C2 [C] a long piece of wood used for building, especially houses and ships: roof timbers

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timberexclamation

uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/  us   /ˈtɪm.bɚ/
(Definition of timber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"timber" in American English

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timbernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtɪm·bər/
wood from trees that is used for building, or trees grown for this use: [U] The houses were constructed of timber and whitewashed clay.
(Definition of timber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"timber" in Business English

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timbernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtɪmbər/ UK ( US lumber) NATURAL RESOURCES
wood that has been specially produced for use in the building industry: Houses at the eco-friendly retirement complex are made from sustainable timber and stone that has been quarried locally. Our aim is to boost the state's timber industry by $5 billion over the next 10 years. timber sales/production/harvesting a timber company/business/group
(Definition of timber from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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