1. (n.) 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.

2. (n.) The crest on a coat of arms.

3. (v. t.) To surmount as a timber does.

4. (n.) 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.

5. (n.) The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.

6. (n.) Fig.: Material for any structure.

7. (n.) 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.

8. (n.) Woods or forest; wooden land.

9. (n.) 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.

10. (v. t.) To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past participle.

11. (v. i.) To light on a tree.

12. (v. i.) To make a nest.

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