Definitions for: Lumber


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. 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.


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.


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.
[U.S.]

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

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