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Etymology

Middle English tymber < Old English timber < Proto-Germanic *timram < Proto-Indo-European *dem(H₂)- (build, house). Cognates include Old High German zimbar (German Zimmer), Old Norse timbr and Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌼𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌽 (timrjan), to build).

Pronunciation

  • (British)
    • (Noun): IPA: /ˈtɪmbə/, SAMPA: /"tImb@/
    • (Interjection): IPA: /ˈtɪːmˌbəː/, SAMPA: /"tI:m%b@:/
  • (US)
    • (Noun): enPR: tĭmʹbər, IPA: /ˈtɪmbɚ/, SAMPA: /"tImb@`/
    • (Interjection): IPA: /ˈtɪːmˌbɚː/, SAMPA: /"tI:m%b@`:/
  •  Audio (US) (noun)help, file
  • Hyphenation: tim‧ber
  • Homophones: timbre

Noun

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Singular
timber

Plural
timbers

timber (plural timbers)

  1. (uncountable) Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.
  2. (British, uncountable) Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction.
  3. (countable) A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for something such as a roof. Historically also used in the plural, as in "ship's timbers".

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Interjection

timber!

  1. Used by loggers to warn others that a tree being felled is falling.

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *timram from Proto-Indo-European *dem(H₂)- (build, house). Cognates include Old High German zimbar (German Zimmer), Old Norse timbr and Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌼𐍂𐌾𐌰𐌽 (timrjan), to build).

Noun

timber n.

  1. timber
  2. a building
  3. the act of building

Simple English

Redirecting to Lumber


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