lumberman

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlʌmbəmən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(lumbər mən)

Inflections of 'lumberman' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": lumbermen

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lum•ber•man  (lumbər mən),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -men. 
  1. a person who deals in lumber.
  2. lumberjack.
  • lumber1 + man1 1810–20, American.
    See  -man. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
lum•ber1 /ˈlʌmbɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Buildingtimber or wood from a tree sawed or split into planks, boards, etc.
lum•ber•er, n. [countable]
lum•ber•man, n.[countable]pl.  -men. 

lum•ber2 /ˈlʌmbɚ/USA pronunciation   v. [no object]
  1. to move clumsily or heavily, esp. from great weight or size:The huge truck lumbered onto the highway.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lum•ber1  (lumbər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Buildingtimber sawed or split into planks, boards, etc.
  2. miscellaneous useless articles that are stored away.

v.i. 
  1. Buildingto cut timber and prepare it for market.
  2. to become useless or to be stored away as useless.

v.t. 
  1. to convert (a specified amount, area, etc.) into lumber:We lumbered more than a million acres last year.
  2. to heap together in disorder.
  3. to fill up or obstruct with miscellaneous useless articles;
    encumber.
lumber•er, n. 
lumber•less, adj. 
  • 1545–55; origin, originally noun, nominal use of lumber2; i.e., useless goods that weigh one down, impede one's movements

lum•ber2  (lumbər),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to move clumsily or heavily, esp. from great or ponderous bulk:overloaded wagons lumbering down the dirt road.
  2. to make a rumbling noise.
lumber•ly, adj. 
  • 1300–50; Middle English lomeren; compare dialect, dialectal Swedish lomra to resound, loma to walk heavily
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged trudge, barge, plod.

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