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Timber vs. Wood

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Timbernoun

(uncountable) Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.

Woodnoun

(uncountable) The substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree. Used as a material for construction, to manufacture various items, etc. or as fuel.

‘This table is made of wood.’; ‘There was lots of wood on the beach.’;

Timbernoun

Wood that has been pre-cut and is ready for use in construction.

Woodnoun

(countable) The wood of a particular species of tree.

‘Teak is much used for outdoor benches, but a number of other woods are also suitable, such as ipé, redwood, etc.’;

Timbernoun

(countable) A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for something such as a roof.

‘the timbers of a ship’;

Woodnoun

(countable) A forested or wooded area.

‘He got lost in the woods beyond Seattle.’;

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Timbernoun

The wooden stock of a rifle or shotgun.

Woodnoun

Firewood.

‘We need more wood for the fire.’;

Timbernoun

(archaic) A certain quantity of fur skins (as of martens, ermines, sables, etc.) packed between boards; in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty. Also timmer, timbre.

Woodnoun

A type of golf club, the head of which was traditionally made of wood.

Timberinterjection

Used by loggers to warn others that a tree being felled is falling.

Woodnoun

(music) A woodwind instrument.

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Timberverb

(transitive) To fit with timbers.

‘timbering a roof’;

Woodnoun

An erection of the penis.

‘That girl at the strip club gave me wood.’;

Timberverb

To construct, frame, build.

Woodnoun

Chess pieces.

Timberverb

To light or land on a tree.

Woodnoun

A peckerwood.

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Timberverb

(obsolete) To make a nest.

Woodverb

(transitive) To cover or plant with trees.

Timberverb

(transitive) To surmount as a timber does.

Woodverb

To hide behind trees.

Timbernoun

A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; - called also timmer.

Woodverb

(transitive) To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for.

‘to wood a steamboat or a locomotive’;

Timbernoun

The crest on a coat of arms.

Woodverb

(intransitive) To take or get a supply of wood.

Timbernoun

That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; - usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.

‘And ta'en my fiddle to the gate, . . . And fiddled in the timber!’;

Woodadjective

(obsolete) Mad, insane, crazed.

Timbernoun

The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.

Woodadjective

Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.

‘Our hoste gan to swear as [if] he were wood.’;

Timbernoun

Fig.: Material for any structure.

‘Such dispositions are the very errors of human nature; and yet they are the fittest timber to make politics of.’;

Woodverb

To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.

Timbernoun

A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for building, or already framed; collectively, the larger pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the covering or boarding.

‘So they prepared timber . . . to build the house.’; ‘Many of the timbers were decayed.’;

Woodverb

To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.

Timbernoun

Woods or forest; wooden land.

Woodverb

To take or get a supply of wood.

Timbernoun

A rib, or a curving piece of wood, branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a vertical direction. One timber is composed of several pieces united.

Woodnoun

A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; - frequently used in the plural.

‘Light thickens, and the crowMakes wing to the rooky wood.’;

Timberverb

To surmount as a timber does.

Woodnoun

The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber.

Timberverb

To furnish with timber; - chiefly used in the past participle.

‘His bark is stoutly timbered.’;

Woodnoun

The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.

Timberverb

To light on a tree.

Woodnoun

Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.

‘We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering.’;

Timberverb

To make a nest.

Woodnoun

the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

Timbernoun

the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

Woodnoun

the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

Timbernoun

a beam made of wood

Woodnoun

United States film actress (1938-1981)

Timbernoun

a post made of wood

Woodnoun

English conductor (1869-1944)

Timbernoun

land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Woodnoun

English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)

Timbernoun

(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound);

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

Woodnoun

United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)

Woodnoun

any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

Woodnoun

a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; metal woods are now available

Woodnoun

the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber

‘a block of wood’; ‘best quality woods were used for joinery’;

Woodnoun

wooden barrels used for storing alcoholic drinks

‘wines from the wood’;

Woodnoun

a golf club with a wooden or other head that is relatively broad from face to back (often with a numeral indicating the degree to which the face is angled to loft the ball)

‘he hit the ball with a three-wood’;

Woodnoun

a shot made with a wood

‘he's hitting a wood for his second shot’;

Woodnoun

another term for bowl (sense 1 of the noun)

Woodnoun

an area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees

‘a thick hedge divided the wood from the field’; ‘a long walk in the woods’;

Wood

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.

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