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.
dimensional lumber, lumber, usually of pine, which is sold as beams or planks having a specified nominal cross-section, usually in inches, such a two-by-four, two-by-six, four-by-four, etc.
Lum·ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lumbered p. pr. & vb. n. Lumbering.]
1. To heap together in disorder. “ Stuff lumbered together.”
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. To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
3. To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market. [U.S.]
n 1: the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building
material [syn: timber]
2: an implement used in baseball by the batter [syn: baseball
v 1: move heavily or clumsily; "The heavy man lumbered across the
room" [syn: pound]
2: cut lumber, as in woods and forests [syn: log]