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English noun: timber

1. timber (substance) the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material


Broader (hypernym)building material

Narrower (hyponym)board, plank, planking, stock, strip

Substance holonymwood

2. timber (artifact) a beam made of wood

Broader (hypernym)beam

Narrower (hyponym)coulisse, sternpost, stringer, two-by-four

3. timber (artifact) a post made of wood

Broader (hypernym)post

4. timber (object) land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Synonymsforest, timberland, woodland

Broader (hypernym)biome, dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

Narrower (hyponym)greenwood, riparian forest, silva, sylva, tree farm

Instance hyponymBlack Forest, Schwarzwald, Sherwood Forest, Wilderness

5. timber (attribute) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

SamplesThe timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely.
The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet.

Synonymsquality, timbre, tone

Broader (hypernym)sound property

Narrower (hyponym)color, coloration, colour, colouration, harmonic, nasality, plangency, register, resonance, resonance, reverberance, ringing, shrillness, sonority, sonorousness, stridence, stridency, vibrancy

Domain categorymusic

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