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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timber  \Tim"ber\,  n.  [Probably  the  same  word  as  timber  sort  of 
  wood;  cf  Sw  timber,  LG  timmer,  MHG.  zimber,  G.  zimmer,  F. 
  timbre,  LL  timbrium  Cf  {Timmer}.]  (Com.) 
  A  certain  quantity  of  fur  skins,  as  of  martens,  ermines, 
  sables,  etc.,  packed  between  boards;  being  in  some  cases 
  forty  skins,  in  others  one  hundred  and  twenty;  --  called  also 
  {timmer}.  [Written  also  {timbre}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timber  \Tim"ber\,  n.  [F.  timbre.  See  {Timbre}.]  (Her.) 
  The  crest  on  a  coat  of  arms.  [Written  also  {timbre}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timber  \Tim"ber\,  v.  t. 
  To  surmount  as  a  timber  does  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timber  \Tim"ber\,  n.  [AS.  timbor,  timber,  wood,  building;  akin 
  to  OFries  timber,  D.  timmer  a  room  G.  zimmer,  OHG.  zimbar 
  timber,  a  dwelling,  room  Icel.  timbr  timber,  Sw  timmer, 
  Dan.  t["o]mmer,  Goth.  timrjan  to  build,  timrja  a  builder,  L. 
  domus  a  house,  Gr  ?  house,  ?  to  build,  Skr.  dama  a  house. 
  [root]62.  Cf  {Dome},  {Domestic}.] 
  1.  That  sort  of  wood  which  is  proper  for  buildings  or  for 
  tools,  utensils,  furniture,  carriages,  fences,  ships,  and 
  the  like  --  usually  said  of  felled  trees,  but  sometimes 
  of  those  standing.  Cf  {Lumber},  3. 
  And  ta'en  my  fiddle  to  the  gate,  .  .  .  And  fiddled 
  in  the  timber!  --Tennyson. 
  2.  The  body,  stem,  or  trunk  of  a  tree. 
  3.  Fig.:  Material  for  any  structure. 
  Such  dispositions  are  the  very  errors  of  human 
  nature;  and  yet  they  are  the  fittest  timber  to  make 
  politics  of  --Bacon. 
  4.  A  single  piece  or  squared  stick  of  wood  intended  for 
  building,  or  already  framed;  collectively,  the  larger 
  pieces  or  sticks  of  wood,  forming  the  framework  of  a 
  house,  ship,  or  other  structure,  in  distinction  from  the 
  covering  or  boarding. 
  So  they  prepared  timber  .  .  .  to  build  the  house. 
  --1  Kings  v. 
  Many  of  the  timbers  were  decayed.  --W.  Coxe. 
  5.  Woods  or  forest;  wooden  land.  [Western  U.  S.] 
  6.  (Shipbuilding)  A  rib,  or  a  curving  piece  of  wood, 
  branching  outward  from  the  keel  and  bending  upward  in  a 
  vertical  direction.  One  timber  is  composed  of  several 
  pieces  united. 
  {Timber  and  room}.  (Shipbuilding)  Same  as  {Room  and  space}. 
  See  under  {Room}. 
  {Timber  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  beetles  the  larv[ae]  of  which  bore  in  timber;  as  the 
  silky  timber  beetle  ({Lymexylon  sericeum}). 
  {Timber  doodle}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  woodcock.  [Local,  U. 
  {Timber  grouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  grouse  that 
  inhabits  woods,  as  the  ruffed  grouse  and  spruce  partridge; 
  --  distinguished  from  prairie  grouse. 
  {Timber  hitch}  (Naut.),  a  kind  of  hitch  used  for  temporarily 
  marking  fast  a  rope  to  a  spar.  See  Illust.  under  {Hitch}. 
  {Timber  mare},  a  kind  of  instrument  upon  which  soldiers  were 
  formerly  compelled  to  ride  for  punishment.  --Johnson. 
  {Timber  scribe},  a  metal  tool  or  pointed  instrument  for 
  marking  timber.  --Simmonds. 
  {Timber  sow}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Timber  worm},  below. 
  {Timber  tree},  a  tree  suitable  for  timber. 
  {Timber  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  larval  insect  which  burrows  in 
  {Timber  yard},  a  yard  or  place  where  timber  is  deposited. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timber  \Tim"ber\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Timbered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Timbering}.] 
  To  furnish  with  timber;  --  chiefly  used  in  the  past 
  His  bark  is  stoutly  timbered.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Timber  \Tim"ber\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  light  on  a  tree.  [Obs.] 
  2.  (Falconry)  To  make  a  nest. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  wood  of  trees  cut  and  prepared  for  use  as  building 
  material  [syn:  {lumber}] 
  2:  a  beam  made  of  wood 
  3:  a  post  made  of  wood 
  4:  land  that  is  covered  with  trees  and  shrubs  [syn:  {forest},  {woodland}, 
  5:  the  distinctive  property  of  a  complex  sound  (a  voice  or 
  noise  or  musical  sound);  "the  timbre  of  her  soprano  was 
  rich  and  lovely";  "the  muffled  tones  of  the  broken  bell 
  summoned  them  to  meet"  [syn:  {timbre},  {quality},  {tone}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Timber,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97144 

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