Origin of timbered
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of timber
Related Words for timberedconstructed, beamed, trussed, scaffolded, board, frame, log, peg, plant, slab, timber, woody, clapboard, ligneous, lumbering, sylvan, uncut, arboraceous, jungly, treed
Examples from the Web for timbered
Contemporary Examples of timbered
We crossed a stream into a village of timbered white plaster houses, some with pretty wrought-iron balconies.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Historical Examples of timbered
We'd got down about sixty feet, all timbered, and was thinking of crosscutting.
At this moment they caught sight of him coming up a timbered draw.A Texas Ranger
William MacLeod Raine
A timbered room, not larger than a parlor in a city flat and not near so high.The Modern Railroad
With what awe we passed the timbered mansions of the county families!From Gretna Green to Land's End
Katharine Lee Bates
All of Minnesota east of the Mississippi is a timbered region.The Seat of Empire
Charles Carleton Coffin
- wood, esp when regarded as a construction materialUsual US and Canadian word: lumber
- (as modifier)a timber cottage
- trees collectively
- mainly USwoodland
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).