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timber

tim·ber

timber

 
 
pronunciation:
tIm br
parts of speech:
noun, interjection
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: trees that are used as wood to build houses and buildings.
They cut the timber into boards.
synonyms:
woods
similar words:
trees
definition 2: the wood of such trees.
The timber used to build our garage came from pine trees.
synonyms:
lumber, wood
similar words:
board, hardwood, logs, plank
definition 3: a wooden piece that holds up a roof.
The timbers can be seen near the ceiling of the log cabin.
synonyms:
beam
similar words:
pole
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: "Look out!" (used by loggers to warn of a falling tree).
When the logger yelled, "Timber!" I got out of the way.
derivation: timberless (adj.)
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