- timber right,
- timber wolf,
Origin of timbered
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of timber
Examples from the Web for timbered
The greater number are excavated grottoes, the fronts of which are careful imitations of timbered houses.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
In the west they are found in the timbered parts of the mountains.Science of Trapping|Elmer Harry Kreps
The road very rough and bad part of the way, especially in the timbered land.
First, the purplish green of timbered slopes, then the naked, beetling crags and deep crevasse with its heart of ice.Trails Through Western Woods|Helen Fitzgerald Sanders
The rabbits were drawn from the timbered ridges to nibble these first spring dainties.The Yellow Horde|Hal G. Evarts
- wood, esp when regarded as a construction materialUsual US and Canadian word: lumber
- (as modifier)a timber cottage
- trees collectively
- mainly US woodland
Word Origin for timber
Old English timber "building, structure," later "building material, trees suitable for building," and "wood in general," from Proto-Germanic *temran (cf. Old Frisian timber "wood, building," Old High German zimbar "timber, wooden dwelling, room," Old Norse timbr "timber," German Zimmer "room"), from PIE *demrom-, from root *dem-/*dom- "build" (source of Greek domos, Latin domus; see domestic (adj.)).
The related Old English verb timbran, timbrian was the chief word for "to build" (cf. Dutch timmeren, German zimmern). As a call of warning when a cut tree is about to fall, it is attested from 1912 in Canadian English. Timbers in the nautical slang sense (see shiver (n.)) is from the specialized meaning "pieces of wood composing the frames of a ship's hull" (1748).