Crossword clues for lumber
- Trudge (along)
- The wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
- An implement used in baseball by the batter
- Building boards
- Move clumsily - Jack's wood?
- Wood cut and prepared as building material
- Dropping preliminaries, sleep with newly-wed in storage space
- Walk heavily
- Carpenter's supply
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lumber \Lum"ber\, n. [Prob. fr. Lombard, the Lombards being the money lenders and pawnbrokers of the Middle Ages. A lumber room was, according to Trench, originally a Lombard room, or room where the Lombard pawnbroker stored his pledges. See Lombard.]
A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn. [Obs.]
They put all the little plate they had in the lumber, which is pawning it, till the ships came.
Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.
Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber. [U.S.]
Lumber kiln, a room in which timber or lumber is dried by artificial heat. [U.S.]
Lumber room, a room in which unused furniture or other lumber is kept. [U.S.]
Lumber wagon, a heavy rough wagon, without springs, used for general farmwork, etc.
dimensional lumber, lumber, usually of pine, which is sold as beams or planks having a specified nominal cross-section, usually in inches, such a two-by-four, two-by-six, four-by-four, etc.
Lumber \Lum"ber\, v. i.
To move heavily, as if burdened.
[Cf. dial. Sw. lomra to resound.] To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
Lumber \Lum"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lumbered; p. pr. & vb. n. Lumbering.]
To heap together in disorder. `` Stuff lumbered together.''
To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"timber sawn into rough planks," 1660s, American English (Massachusetts), earlier "disused bit of furniture; heavy, useless objects" (1550s), probably from lumber (v.), perhaps influenced by Lombard, from the Italian immigrants famous as pawnbrokers and money-lenders in England (see Lombard). Lumbar, Lumbard were old alternative forms of Lombard in English. The evolution of sense then would be because a lumber-house ("pawn shop") naturally accumulates odds and ends of furniture.\n\nLive Lumber, soldiers or passengers on board a ship are so called by the sailors. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1785]\n
\nLUMBER HOUSE. A house appropriated by thieves for the reception of their stolen property.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
"to move clumsily," c.1300, lomere, probably from a Scandinavian source (compare dialectal Swedish loma "move slowly, walk heavily," Old Norse lami "lame"), ultimately cognate with lame (adj.). Related: Lumbered; lumbering.
n. 1 (context uncountable English) wood intended as a building material. 2 useless things that are stored away 3 A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) to move clumsily 2 (context transitive English) to load down with things, to fill, to encumber 3 To heap together in disorder. 4 To fill or encumber with lumber.
n. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material [syn: timber]
an implement used in baseball by the batter [syn: baseball bat]
Lumber is processed wood.
Lumber may also refer to:
- Lumber, Arkansas, an unincorporated community in the United States
- Lumber, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in the United States
- Lumber (Kristiansand), a neighbourhood of Kristiansand, Norway
- Lumber River, in North Carolina, United States
- Lumber Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lumber is a neighbourhood and an industrial area in Kristiansand, Norway. Lumber is north for Skyllingsheia, south for Trekanten and east for Kjerrheia.
Lumber (American English; timber in Australian English, British English, Hiberno-English, and New Zealand English) is wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production.
Lumber may be supplied either rough- sawn, or surfaced on one or more of its faces. Besides pulpwood, rough lumber is the raw material for furniture-making and other items requiring additional cutting and shaping. It is available in many species, usually hardwoods; but it is also readily available in softwoods, such as white pine and red pine, because of their low cost. Finished lumber is supplied in standard sizes, mostly for the construction industry—primarily softwood, from coniferous species, including pine, fir and spruce (collectively spruce-pine-fir), cedar, and hemlock, but also some hardwood, for high-grade flooring.
Lumber is mainly used for structural purposes but has many other uses as well. It is classified more commonly as a softwood than as a hardwood, because 80% of lumber comes from softwood.
Usage examples of "lumber".
He was almost convinced that reducing a tree to lumber expunged whatever might be abiding within when he saw the long, hooked tongue emerge from the wall behind the bed.
I saw one of them, but he was deep down, amongst the pack of lumbering Albacore sharks.
Holding steadily in view the easy business ethic that had held sway in that day when arrogant lumber barons had built mansions such as Auk House.
Sulu objected, backing up slowly, eyes fixed on the lumbering reptilian bandersnatch in front of them.
Gasentwickler, and Peggy lumbered last of all, swathed in a new, betasseled, gold-lettered, gloriously scarlet covering.
Hubcap, and Amos Kelso lumbered down the bleachers, the metal steps rattling as they descended.
The sprite buzzed into the air, hovering on his gossamer wings, as the troll lumbered along beside him.
The thinko has shown him pictures of them, spectacularly decadent in size and appearance, long-snouted duckbilled monsters as big as a house and huge lumbering ceratopsians with frilly baroque bony crests and toothy things with knobby horns on their elongated skulls and others with rows of bristling spikes along their high-ridged backs.
The thinko has shown him pictures of them, spectacularly decadent in size and appearance, long-snouted duck-billed monsters as big as a house and huge lumbering ceratopsians with frilly baroque bony crests and toothy things with knobby horns on their elongated skulls and others with rows of bristling spikes along their high-ridged backs.
Among the masts of countless fishing boats, he spied a Tyroshi trading galley off-loading beside a lumbering Ibbenese cog with her black-tarred hull.
With the French sailing north, the Spanish had rechristened the partially demolished place El Castillo de San Diego de Boca Osa and rapidly set about repairing it with shiploads of soft coquina limestone for the walls, lumber and brick for the interiors, and red tiles for the roofs.
French sailing north, the Spanish had rechristened the partially demolished place El Castillo de San Diego de Boca Osa and rapidly set about repairing it with shiploads of soft coquina limestone for the walls, lumber and brick for the interiors, and red tiles for the roofs.
In one night the king died with his three sons, and the drums that thundered their dirge drowned the grim and ominous bells that rang from the carts that lumbered through the streets gathering up the rotting dead.
As the tractor lumbered to a halt, Abbie jumped off the back of the flatbed and charged around to the front to confront Dobie as he climbed out of the truck.
Thus, when easily obtained, aside from the greater advantages of their durability, stone is as cheap in the first instance as lumber, excepting in new districts of country where good building lumber is the chief article of production, and cheaper than brick in any event.