Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “timber”

See all translations

timber

noun uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/ us    /-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 merchantC2 [C] a long piece of wood used for building, especially houses and ships: roof timbers a timber-framed building
More examples

timber

exclamation uk   /ˈtɪm.bər/ us    /-bɚ/
shouted when a tree that has been cut is about to fall
(Definition of timber from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of timber?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “timber”

Definitions of “timber” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More