Meaning of 'timber' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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.
- The crest on a coat of arms.
- 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.
- The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
- Fig.: Material for any structure.
- 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.
- Woods or forest; wooden land.
- 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. - To light on a tree.
- To make a nest. - To surmount as a timber does.
- To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past