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Definition 1: a beam made of wood - [noun denoting artifact]

(timber is a kind of ...) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

(... is a kind of timber ) a timber member grooved to take a sliding panel

(... is a kind of timber ) (nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel

(... is a kind of timber ) a long horizontal timber to connect uprights

(... is a kind of timber ) a timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section

Definition 2: a post made of wood - [noun denoting artifact]

(timber is a kind of ...) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

"he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"

Definition 3: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where timber or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely
  • the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

Synonyms for timber in the sense of this definition

(timber is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of timber ) any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

(... is a kind of timber ) the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities

(... is a kind of timber ) the timbre of a musical sound

"the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

(... is a kind of timber ) a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

(... is a kind of timber ) having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant

(... is a kind of timber ) having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound

(... is a kind of timber ) (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

(timber belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 4: land that is covered with trees and shrubs - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for timber in the sense of this definition

(timber is a kind of ...) a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

(timber is a kind of ...) the solid part of the earth's surface

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

(... is a kind of timber ) woodlands in full leaf

"the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"

(... is a kind of timber ) woodlands along the banks of stream or river

(... is a kind of timber ) the forest trees growing in a country or region

(... is a kind of timber ) a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use

(... is an instance of timber) a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany

(... is an instance of timber) an ancient forest in central England; formerly a royal hunting ground; said to be the home of Robin Hood and his merry band

(... is an instance of timber) a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War

Definition 5: the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for timber in the sense of this definition

(timber is a kind of ...) material used for constructing buildings

(... is a kind of timber ) lumber used in the construction of something

"they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"

(... is a kind of timber ) thin piece of wood or metal

(... is a kind of timber ) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

(... is a kind of timber ) planks collectively; a quantity of planks

(timber is made of the substance ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

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