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

  • adj. Having a good framework or structure.
  • adj. Covered with a good growth of timber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Well furnished with timber: as, well-timbered land; also, made with good or abundant timber, literally or figuratively; strongly formed or built.


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  • They went to Sen. Ron Wyden, of the well-timbered Oregon, who dutifully introduced legislation.

    Stringing Up Gibson Guitar

  • Some built rustic lodges on well-timbered mountain lakes (weekend houses in the area are still called "camps"), while others passed the summer months at big wooden hotels -- the kind that in succeeding years always seemed to burn down.

    The Lost Courses of the Adirondacks

  • The bedroom looked out over the great front door, with its portico, its terrace and flight of steps beyond, and, further still, the broad sweep of the well-timbered park to close the view.


  • The land at the point is twenty or twenty-five feet above the common surface of the water; and a considerable bottom of flat, well-timbered land all around it, very convenient for building.


  • Till we strike the prairie, our course is among bold, well-timbered hills, which now and then we are obliged to tunnel, and by the side of charming pastoral streams whose green bottom-land is shaded by noble plane-trees and cotton-woods.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • The dugout was cut into the side of the road and consisted of several well-timbered rooms and there were about four entrances.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France

  • The largest of these rivers is called by the Spanish inhabitants the river Reyes, and falls into the lake near its northern end; it is a well-timbered stream, and flows through a country of great fertility and beauty.

    What I Saw in California

  • About five miles from Kynaston Hall, as the crow flies, across the fields, stood, as the house-agents would have described it, "a large and commodious modern mansion, standing in about eighty acres of well-timbered park land."

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • "They shell here pretty consistently," added the major encouragingly, and we made for more open land that sloped up towards a well-timbered wood on the wide-stretched ridge, a thousand yards away.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • Pausing here, Maxwell gazed down on the one hand to the rich fields and well-timbered lands of Hoddam; on the other hand across Solway to where below the deep-piled, purple masses of Helvellyn and Skiddaw lay 'merry

    Border Ghost Stories


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