lumberlum‧ber1 /ˈlʌmbə $ -ər/ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]WALK to move in a slowawkward waylumber up/towards/into/along etc 🔊 They lumbered along slowly. 🔊 A blue bus lumbered past.2[transitive] informalJOB/TASK to give someone a job or responsibility that they do not wantget/be lumbered with something 🔊 A career was less easy once I was lumbered with a husband and children.3[intransitive] American EnglishTAF to cut down trees in a large area and prepare them to be sold→ See Verb table
lumberlumber2 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1TAFpieces of wood used for building, that have been cut to specificlengths and widths syn timber2British English informalTHING large objects that are no longer useful or wanted
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lumber• I love these woods, even as we harvestlumber from them.• Fast-growing forest trees could do more than increase the world's supply of lumber and pulp.• Only a pile of broken concrete, loosebricks and splinteredlumber remained.From Longman Business Dictionarylumberlum‧ber /ˈlʌmbə-ər/ noun [uncountable]wood that has been prepared for sale SYN TIMBERThe company operates 50 lumber and building material retail stores.