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English noun: timber

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


Synonymslumber


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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