Definition of lumber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlʌmbə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌmbər//
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  1. 1(especially North American English) = timber a lumber mill
  2. 2(British English) pieces of furniture, and other large objects that you do not use any more a lumber room (= for storing lumber in)
  3. Word Originnoun mid 16th cent.: perhaps from lumber ‘move slowly and awkwardly’; later associated with obsolete lumber ‘pawnbroker's shop’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lumber

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