Lumber definition

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To remove (timber) from (an area) for use as lumber.
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Timber sawed into boards, planks, or other structural members of standard or specified length.
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To walk or move clumsily or heavily.
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(brit., informal) To encumber or burden.
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To cut down timber and saw it into lumber.
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To rumble.
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A product created from trees that is used in constructing homes, offices, and furniture. Futures contracts are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), among other exchanges throughout the world. The CME’s contract is random-length lumber futures, which began trading in 1969. Options also are traded on lumber.
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Something useless or cumbersome.
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(chiefly british) Miscellaneous stored articles.
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(brit.) Miscellaneous discarded household articles, furniture, etc. stored away or taking up room.
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Timber sawed into beams, planks, boards, etc. of sizes convenient for building or carpentry.
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To fill or obstruct with useless articles or rubbish; clutter.
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To move heavily, clumsily, and, often, noisily.

Tanks lumbering up a slope.

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To lumber is defined as to move slowly with a lot of effort.

An example of lumber is when big trucks must climb up a steep incline.

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The definition of lumber is wood sawed into beams and boards of convenient sizes.

An example of lumber is the wood used for building a deck.

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To cut down (trees) and prepare as marketable timber.
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To cut down the timber of.
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To cut and prepare timber for marketing.
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(uncountable) Wood intended as a building material.
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Useless things that are stored away.
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A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
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(intransitive) To move clumsily.
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To load down with things, to fill, to encumber.
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To heap together in disorder.
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To fill or encumber with lumber.

To lumber up a room.

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(chiefly british) To clutter with or as if with unused articles.
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To move with a rumbling noise.
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Origin of lumber

  • Middle English lomeren possibly of Scandinavian origin Swedish dialectal loma to move heavily

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from lumber

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary