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Definition of the noun lumber

What does lumber mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lumbers

  1. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of lumber: timber
    • more generic term: building material = material used for constructing buildings
    • more specific words:
      • stock = lumber used in the construction of something
      • strip = thin piece of wood or metal
      • board / plank = a stout length of sawn timber
      • planking = planks collectively
    • substance: wood = the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  2. an implement used in baseball by the batter
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of lumber: baseball bat
    • more generic terms: baseball equipment = equipment used in playing baseball; bat = a club used for hitting a ball in various games
    • part: handgrip / handle / grip / hold = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

Alternative definition of the noun lumber


  1. [uncountable] Wood intended as a building material.
  2. Useless things that are stored away

Definition of the verb lumber

What does lumber mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lumbered | lumbering | lumbers

  1. move heavily or clumsily
  2. cut lumber, as in woods and forests
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of lumber: log
    • more generic terms: cut down / drop / fell / strike down = cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

Alternative definition of the verb lumber


  1. [intransitive] to move clumsily
  2. [transitive] to load down with things, to fill, to encumber


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Phrases with Lumber

Phrases starting with the word Lumber:

  1. lumber room
  2. Lumber yard
  3. lumber jacket

Phrases ending with the word Lumber:

  1. Bring the Lumber
  2. Dimensional Lumber

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lumber

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Google previewDepartment Circular (1922)

by United States. Dept. of Agriculture

Softwood lumber is that cut from the trees known as Gymno- sperms (also called needle or scale-leaved trees, conifers, evergreens, nonporous woods, woods without true vessels, and polycotyledons) . (222) Hardwood lumber is that cut ...

Google previewAn explanation of American lumber standards (1931)

by Carroll Van Rennsaeleer Sweet

Softwood factory and shop lumber is that intended for cutting-up purposes primarily in the manufacture of sash, doors, and similar millwork products. Structural material includes timbers and heavy dimension for structural purposes where ...

Google previewMiscellaneous Publication (1930)

Softwood factory and shop lumber is that intended for cutting-up purposes primarily in the manufacture of sash, doors, and similar millwork products. Structural material includes timbers and heavy dimension for structural purposes where ...

Google previewBuilding Construction, Principles, Materials, and Systems (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Laminated veneer lumber is an engineered wood product that uses multiple layers of thin wood assembled with...

Google previewChild Psychology (2006)

by Ram Nath Sharma, Rachana Sharma

The thoraco lumber is the part from the brain stem to sacrel. The reason to call it thoraco lumber is that the nerves of this part reach the thorax beginning lowest from the spinal cord. Below thoraco lumber and in the part of the spinal cord is the ...

Google previewThe Pendulum of Politics (2011)

Today’s Politics from Yesterday’s History by Craig Parkinson

Lumber is a lucrative product. Industry, especially Oil refineries have grown.

Google previewBlack & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks, Updated 5th Edition (2012)

Plan & Build Your Dream Deck Includes Complete Deck Plans by Editors of CPi

G enerally, pressure-treated lumber is the preferred choice for deck posts, beams , and joist framing. It offers good resistance to decay and insect infestation, its widely available in most parts of the country and it's a cheaper alternative to other ...

Google previewThe Informed Gardener Blooms Again (2013)

by Linda K. Chalker-Scott

CCa-treated lumber is a significant nonpoint source of arsenic in suburban catchments, such as retention ponds. ∆ The release rates of chromium and arsenic from CCa-treated chain-saw sawdust, circular-saw sawdust, and spade- bit ...

Google previewTax Crimes (2008)

Claire Lumber is a C corporation, and it has annual gross sales of $30 million. Paul has been the driving force behind the company since its inception in 1958, and until recently there has not been even a whiff of problems with him or the ...

Google previewSelf-Sufficiency (2010)

A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! by Abigail R. Gehring

Using lumber is the easiest and most efficient method. 4. Gather your supplies. Step Two: Build your raised Bed 1. Make sure your bed will be situated in a place that gets plenty of sunlight. Carefully assess your placement, as your raised bed ...

Google previewDesign Details for Health (2011)

Making the Most of Design's Healing Potential by Cynthia A. Leibrock, Debra D. Harris, PhD.

A boardwalk orpressure treated lumber is a good choice; asphalt, dark concrete, ...

Google previewBecause People Matter (2002)

Building an Economy for Everyone by Jurriaan Kamp

GROUNDING THE CORPORATION Pacific Lumber is an American family firm exploiting old sequoia forests in California.The company, setupby great greatgrandfather Murphyin the nineteenth century acquiredforestsandfelled trees for ...

Google previewWorking Forests in the Neotropics (2005)

Conservation through Sustainable Management? by Daniel J. Zarin, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati, Frances E. Putz, Marianne Schmink

A concern emerging from this need for rapid transformation of standing trees into kiln-dried lumber is that logging crews tend to harvest one species at a time, which means that they reenter different portions of the annual logging coupe several ...

Google previewDefinitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection) (2014)

by CSCMP, Robert Frankel, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller, Brian J. Gibson, Joe B. Hanna, C. Clifford Defee, Haozhe Chen, Wendy Tate, Nada R. Sanders, Thomas J. Goldsby, Deepak Iyengar, Shashank Rao, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett, Mark A. Moon

Because lumber is a natural resource, it is subject to natural scarcity. During times of scarcity, it is the suppliers that help the manufacturer to continue its processes. The manufacturer often talks to the supplier about inventory level, purchasing, ...

Google previewBuilding Construction for the Fire Service (2016)

Emergency services, Firefighting by CTI Reviews

Besides pulpwood, rough lumber is the raw material for furnituremaking and other items requiring additional cutting and shaping. Lath: A lath isa thin, narrowstrip ofstraightgrained wood.Alattice, or latticework, isa criss crossed or interlaced ...

Google previewThe Hunting & Fishing Camp Builder's Guide (2012)

A Complete Guide to Building Your Own Outdoor Lodge by Monte Burch

Standard, softwood, kiln-dried dimension lumber is the most common for building construction and is readily available and easy to work with. Several species are available including white pine, yellow pine, spruce, fir, Western red cedar and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Western Railroad History: Oregon, Washington (1986)

by Donald B. Robertson

Index of Railroads in Oregon page: Albany & Lebanon Railroad Company 56 Algoma Lumber Company 56 Anderson & Middleton Lumber Company of Oregon 56 Astoria & Columbia River Railroad Company 57 Astoria & Portland Railway ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases (2013)

by Karl F. Schmid

Lumber: Timber sawninto rough planks or otherwise partly prepared. When lumber leaves the saw andplanning millit isnot furthermanufactured thanbysawing, resawing, passing lengthwise through a standard planing machine, crosscutting to ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary for Building Construction (1993)

by John E. Traister

lumber grades lumber grades: Softwood lumber is divided into three size categories: 1) finish grades nominally 1 inch thick and thicker are called boards. 2) pieces with nominal thickness ranging from 2 to 4 inches are called dimension ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005)

by M.L.Sharman

logic [ lumber, dressed size Civil Engineering Civil Engineering lumber, matched | magnetic susceptibility 140 magnetisation |. logic the interrelation or sequence of events or facts required to achieve a predictable and specific outcome.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Women in Business: M-Z (2005)

by Carol Krismann

Sutherland Lumber Company is a family-owned retail lumber company operating in several Midwestern states including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Ohio. It was founded by Robert Sutherland in Hugo, Oklahoma, in 1917.

Google previewCraftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia (2004)

by Stephen Diller, Janelle Diller

Wood plate Steel leveling plate — * Steel girder Grout Figure 15 Grout steel plate in place Wood Girders Wood girders may be constructed of built-up beams of dimensional lumber, veneer-laminated beams, dimensional lumber laminated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Western Railroad History: California (1986)

by Donald B. Robertson

Del Norte Southern Railroad Company Diamond dc Caldor Railway Company Dolbeer 6r Carson Lumber Company .

East Ninth Street Railway Company Eel River 61 Eureka Rail Road Company El Dorado Lumber Company .

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb lumber:


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Quotes about Lumber

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes. (Dave Barry)
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Scrabble value of L1U1M3B3E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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