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.
- transitive v. To heap together in disorder.
- transitive v. To fill or encumber with lumber.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- n. A pawnbroker's shop.
- n. A pledge; a pawn.
- To put in pawn; hence, to put in prison.
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
Perhaps from lumber2.
Middle English lomeren, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal loma, to move heavily.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown origin. (Wiktionary)