(uncountable) Wood intended as a building material.
* 1782, H. de Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer
Useless things that are stored away
* 1711, Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism
- 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 ;
A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
* Lady Murray
- The bookful blockhead ignorantly read, / With loads of learned lumber in his head,
- They put all the little plate they had in the lumber , which is pawning it, till the ships came.
to move clumsily
* 1816, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary
to load down with things, to fill, to encumber
* 1822, Sir Walter Scott, Peveril of the Peak
- ...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 heap together in disorder.
- 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 fill or encumber with lumber.
- stuff lumbered together
- to lumber up a room
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
The plural loins is used for a wider body region, or specifically as a euphemism for the pubic region
* fruit of one's loins
* gird up one's loins
* short loin
* slack loin
* tenderloin steak
* top loin