Lumber is the material that comes from a tree. It’s often called wood, but when it comes to a construction project or building something, the word "lumber" is commonly used.


  • A lumberjack is a person whose job it is to cut down trees for lumber.


  • You can buy lumber from a lumberyard, or you can get lumber at a building supplies store like Home Depot.


  • It takes a lot of lumber to build something.

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This page was first published on November 12, 2013. It was updated on July 24, 2016.