Lumber vs Loin - What's the difference?

lumber | loin |

As verbs the difference between lumber and loin

is that lumber is to move clumsily while loin is .

As a noun lumber

is (uncountable) wood intended as a building material.



(wikipedia lumber)


  • (uncountable) Wood intended as a building material.
  • * 1782, H. de Cr√®vecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer
  • Here they live by fishing on the most plentiful coasts in the world; there they fell trees, by the sides of large rivers, for masts and lumber ;
  • Useless things that are stored away
  • * 1711, Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism
  • The bookful blockhead ignorantly read, / With loads of learned lumber in his head,
  • A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
  • * Lady Murray
  • They put all the little plate they had in the lumber , which is pawning it, till the ships came.


    * timber * wood


    (en verb)
  • to move clumsily
  • * 1816, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary
  • ...he was only apprized of the arrival of the Monkbarns division by the gee-hupping of the postilion, as the post-chaise lumbered up behind him.
  • to load down with things, to fill, to encumber
  • * 1822, Sir Walter Scott, Peveril of the Peak
  • The mean utensils, pewter measures, empty cans and casks, with which this room was lumbered , proclaimed it that of the host, who slept surrounded by his professional implements of hospitality and stock-in-trade.
  • To heap together in disorder.
  • * Rymer
  • stuff lumbered together
  • To fill or encumber with lumber.
  • to lumber up a room




    (en noun)
  • The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips
  • Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal
  • Usage notes

    The plural loins is used for a wider body region, or specifically as a euphemism for the pubic region

    Derived terms

    * fruit of one's loins * gird up one's loins * loincloth * loinskin * short loin * sirloin * slack loin * tenderloin steak * tenderloin * top loin


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