lumber

  • 1 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}.] 1 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 lumber — lumber1 [lum′bər] n. [< ? LOMBARD: orig., pawnbroker s shop or storeroom, hence pawned articles in storage, hence stored articles, hence lumber] 1. miscellaneous discarded household articles, furniture, etc. stored away or taking up room ☆ 2.… …

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  • 3 Lumber — Lum ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lumbered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lumbering}.] 1. To heap together in disorder. Stuff lumbered together. Rymer. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 lumber — lum‧ber [ˈlʌmbə ǁ ər] noun [uncountable] wood that has been prepared for sale; = TIMBER: • The company operates 50 lumber and building material retail stores. * * * lumber UK US /ˈlʌmbər/ noun [U] NATURAL RESOURCES ► TIMBER( …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 lumber — [v1] walk heavily, clumsily barge, clump, galumph, lump, plod, shamble, shuffle, slog, stump, trudge, trundle, waddle; concept 151 Ant. glide lumber [v2] burden charge, cumber, encumber, impose upon, lade, land, load, saddle, tax, weigh; concept… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Lumber — Lum ber, v. i. 1. To move heavily, as if burdened. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. dial. Sw. lomra to resound.] To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market …

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  • 7 Lumber — Lumber, so v.w. Fettgans …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 lumber — *stumble, trip, blunder, lurch, flounder, galumph, lollop, bumble …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 lumber — ► VERB ▪ move in a slow, heavy, awkward way. ORIGIN perhaps symbolic of clumsy movement …

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  • 10 Lumber — Timber redirects here. For other uses, see Timber (disambiguation). Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill …

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  • 11 lumber — {{11}}lumber (n.) timber sawn into rough planks, 1660s, Amer.Eng. (Massachusetts), earlier disused bit of furniture; heavy, useless objects (1550s), probably from LUMBER (Cf. lumber) (v.), perhaps influenced by Lombard, from the Italian… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 lumber — I. intransitive verb (lumbered; lumbering) Etymology: Middle English lomeren Date: 14th century 1. to move ponderously 2. rumble II. noun Etymology: perhaps from Lombard; from the use of pawnshops as storehouses of disused property …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 lumber — I n. (esp. AE) green; seasoned lumber (CE has timber) II v. (P; intr.) the bear lumbered through the forest III v. (colloq.) (BE) (D; tr.) ( to burden ) to lumber with (I ve been lumbered with all their problems) * * * [ lʌmbə] seasoned lumber… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 lumber — 1) n British a. trouble, burdensome difficulties. This sense of the word is usually expressed by the cockney phrases in lumber or in dead lumber . b. a fight or struggle. A word which in working class, particularly northern, usage is often in the …

    Contemporary slang

  • 15 lumber — [[t]lʌ̱mbə(r)[/t]] lumbers, lumbering, lumbered 1) N UNCOUNT Lumber consists of trees and large pieces of wood that have been roughly cut up. [mainly AM] It was made of soft lumber, spruce by the look of it... He was going to have to purchase all …

    English dictionary

  • 16 lumber — 1. v.intr. (usu. foll. by along, past, by, etc.) move in a slow clumsy noisy way. Derivatives: lumbering adj. Etymology: ME lomere, perh. imit. 2. n. & v. n. 1 disused articles of furniture etc. inconveniently taking up space. 2 useless or… …

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  • 17 lumber — lumber1 lumberer, n. lumberless, adj. /lum beuhr/, n. 1. timber sawed or split into planks, boards, etc. 2. miscellaneous useless articles that are stored away. v.i. 3. to cut timber and prepare it for market. 4. to become useless or to be stored …

    Universalium

  • 18 lumber — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wood, logs, timber; planks, boards, paneling, etc. See materials. v. trudge, plod, hobble, bumble. See slowness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cut timber, logs, sawed timber, forest products, boards,… …

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  • 19 lumber — lum|ber1 [ˈlʌmbə US ər] v [Sense: 1; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language.] [Sense: 2 3; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: LUMBER2] 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition] to move in a slow, awkward way lumber up/towards/into/along… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 lumber — I UK [ˈlʌmbə(r)] / US [ˈlʌmbər] verb Word forms lumber : present tense I/you/we/they lumber he/she/it lumbers present participle lumbering past tense lumbered past participle lumbered 1) [transitive] to give someone a job or responsibility that… …

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