Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Timber sawed into boards, planks, or other structural members of standard or specified length.
  • n. Something useless or cumbersome.
  • n. Chiefly British Miscellaneous stored articles.
  • transitive v. To cut down (trees) and prepare as marketable timber.
  • transitive v. To cut down the timber of.
  • transitive v. Chiefly British To clutter with or as if with unused articles.
  • intransitive v. To cut and prepare timber for marketing.
  • intransitive v. To walk or move with heavy clumsiness. See Synonyms at blunder.
  • intransitive v. To move with a rumbling noise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Wood intended as a building material.
  • n. Useless things that are stored away
  • v. to move clumsily
  • v. to load down with things, to fill, to encumber

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
  • n. Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.
  • n. Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber.
  • intransitive v. To move heavily, as if burdened.
  • intransitive v. To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
  • intransitive v. To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
  • transitive v. To heap together in disorder.
  • transitive v. To fill or encumber with lumber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a heavy rumbling noise; rumble: chiefly in the present participle.
  • To move heavily or cumbrously: chiefly in the present participle.
  • To stumble. Also lumper.
  • To heap together in disorder.
  • To fill with lumber; encumber with anything useless: as, to lumber a room: often with up.
  • To cut timber in the forest and prepare it for market.
  • To put in pawn; hence, to put in prison.
  • n. Things, more or less bulky and cumbersome, thrown aside (or which may be thrown aside) as of no present use or value.
  • n. Timber sawed or split for use, as beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, and the like.
  • n. Useless and cumbersome weight, bulk, etc.
  • n. Foolish or ribald talk.
  • n. Harm; mischief.
  • n. A pawnbroker's shop.
  • n. A pledge; a pawn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cut lumber, as in woods and forests
  • n. an implement used in baseball by the batter
  • n. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • v. move heavily or clumsily

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps from lumber2.
Middle English lomeren, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal loma, to move heavily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Unknown origin.

Examples

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