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

  • adj. Covered with trees; wooded.
  • adj. Made of or framed by timbers, especially exposed timbers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Wooded, having timber on it, forested
  • adj. Made from timber, especially large or coarsely finished.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with timber; -- often compounded.
  • adj. Built; formed; contrived.
  • adj. Massive, like timber.
  • adj. Covered with growth timber; wooden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Built; framed; shaped; formed; contrived; made.
  • Made of or furnished with timber or timbers: as, a well-timbered house; well-timbered land.
  • Made like timber; massive, as heavy timber.
  • In heraldry, ensigned by a helmet or other head-piece set upon it: said of the escutcheon.

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

  • adj. furnished with or made of wood or timbers
  • adj. covered with growing timber


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  • Also along the edge of grassy spots in timbered areas.

    Click my name and check out the results of this morning's Turkey hunt. How do you find Morels? I only find a few now and then.

  • The river-bottoms being much more heavily "timbered" -- to use a woodsman term -- than the higher grounds, there was little of the park-like "openings" on its immediate banks, though distant glimpses were had of many a glade and of many a charming grove.

    Oak Openings

  • It sat in country that, Gist said, was “fine, rich, level land, well timbered . . . well watered with a great number of little streams and rivulets, full of beautiful natural meadows.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • The ceilings are wood timbered and the carved wooden doors that connect the passageways are imposingly large.

    Guadalupe in Zacatecas: masterpieces of colonial art

  • My friend, 67 years old and rail-thin from battling cancer, had trudged up a steep timbered hill, sat most of the day, shot a tremendous buck, then made the long hike back to camp.

    Melancholy Milestone

  • Instead of a Swiss guard in full Renaissance costume, a porter in shirtsleeves opens an elfin door; you cross a courtyard, push open the timbered main portal yourself, and go up to some rooms that look like a period exhibit in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • The town, so long the site of pilgrimage, now hosts the forces of globalization: a thin-crust Italian pizzeria; a Starbucks in the half-timbered cottage adjoining the great arch.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • After undergoing the mad bondage of man, the creek finally returned to its ancient ways, all soiled and smirched from its toil, and coiled lazily among the broad flats and timbered spaces where the valley widened to its mouth.


  • After that they timbered the well with bottom boards from the wagons and wagon tongues, and the digging went on.

    Chapter 13

  • I hunt in some pretty rough terrain covering brushy timbered out lots with Honeysuckle thickets and rocky hillsides.

    Deer hunting shotgun?


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