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Timber vs. Wood

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Main Difference

The main difference between Timber and Wood is that the Timber is a wood that has been processed into beams and planks and Wood is a fibrous material from trees of other plants.

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  • Timber (noun)

    Trees in a forest regarded as a source of wood.

  • Timber (noun)

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

  • Timber (noun)

    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"

  • Timber (noun)

    The wooden stock of a rifle or shotgun.

  • Timber (noun)

    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.

  • Timber (interjection)

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

  • Timber (verb)

    To fit with timbers.

    "timbering a roof"

  • Timber (verb)

    To construct, frame, build.

  • Timber (verb)

    To light or land on a tree.

  • Timber (verb)

    To make a nest.

  • Timber (verb)

    To surmount as a timber does.

  • Wood (noun)

    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."

  • Wood (noun)

    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."

  • Wood (noun)

    A forested or wooded area.

    "He got lost in the woods beyond Seattle."

  • Wood (noun)

    Firewood.

    "We need more wood for the fire."

  • Wood (noun)

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

  • Wood (noun)

    A woodwind instrument.

  • Wood (noun)

    An erection of the penis.

    "That girl at the strip club gave me wood."

  • Wood (noun)

    Chess pieces.

  • Wood (noun)

    A peckerwood.

  • Wood (verb)

    To cover or plant with trees.

  • Wood (verb)

    To hide behind trees.

  • Wood (verb)

    To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for.

    "to wood a steamboat or a locomotive"

  • Wood (verb)

    To take or get a supply of wood.

  • Wood (adjective)

    Mad, insane, crazed.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Timber (noun)

    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.

  • Timber (noun)

    The crest on a coat of arms.

  • Timber (noun)

    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.

  • Timber (noun)

    The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.

  • Timber (noun)

    Fig.: Material for any structure.

  • Timber (noun)

    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.

  • Timber (noun)

    Woods or forest; wooden land.

  • Timber (noun)

    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.

  • Timber

    To surmount as a timber does.

  • Timber

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

  • Timber (verb)

    To light on a tree.

  • Timber (verb)

    To make a nest.

  • Wood (adjective)

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

  • Wood (verb)

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

  • Wood (verb)

    To take or get a supply of wood.

  • Wood (noun)

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

  • Wood (noun)

    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.

  • Wood (noun)

    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.

  • Wood (noun)

    Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.

  • Wood

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Timber (noun)

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

  • Timber (noun)

    a beam made of wood

  • Timber (noun)

    a post made of wood

  • Timber (noun)

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs

  • Timber (noun)

    (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"

  • Wood (noun)

    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

  • Wood (noun)

    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

  • Wood (noun)

    United States film actress (1938-1981)

  • Wood (noun)

    English conductor (1869-1944)

  • Wood (noun)

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

  • Wood (noun)

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

  • Wood (noun)

    any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

  • Wood (noun)

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

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