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Language: Old English
Origin: 'building, wood'

timber

noun
     
tim‧ber W3
1 [uncountable] British EnglishHBPTIM wood used for building or making things [= lumber American English]
a bench made of timber
2 [uncountable] trees that produce wood used for building or making things:
the timber trade
3 [countable]TBC a wooden beam, especially one that forms part of the main structure of a house
4

timber!

spokenTAF used to warn people that a tree being cut down is about to fall
WORD FOCUS: tree WORD FOCUS: tree
parts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twig

a large area of trees: forest, rainforest, jungle

a small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket British English, copse British English

types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood tree

wood from trees: timber, lumber, firewood
tree

See also
tree

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