Meaning of “timber” in the English Dictionary

"timber" in British English

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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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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 /ˈtɪmbər/ us 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.

(Definition of “timber” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)