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Meaning of LUMBER

Pronunciation:  'lumbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an implement used in baseball by the batter
  2. [n]  the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  3. [v]  cut lumber, as in woods and forests
  4. [v]  move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the room"

LUMBER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: baseball bat, log, pound, timber
 See Also: baseball equipment, bat, board, building material, cut down, drop, fell, grip, handgrip, handle, hold, plank, planking, stock, strike down, strip, walk, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    1. 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.
                                                   --Lady Murray.
    2. Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky
       and useless, or of small value.
    3. 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.
  2. \Lum"ber\, b. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lumbered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Lumbering}.]
    1. To heap together in disorder. `` Stuff lumbered
       together.'' --Rymer.
    2. To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.
  3. \Lum"ber\, v. i.
    1. To move heavily, as if burdened.
    2. [Cf. dial. Sw. lomra to resound.] To make a sound as if
       moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble. --Cowper.
    3. To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing lumber in your dream indicates your need for a fresh start and to reorganize your life. You may need to start over and rebuild.
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