Definition of lumberyard in English:

lumberyard

noun

North American
  • A place that sells lumber and other building materials.

    • ‘He moves into a small apartment, lands a job at a lumberyard and does his best to control his most reprehensible impulses.’
    • ‘I went over to the lumberyard to buy some steel siding, insulation, and a good steel cutter.’
    • ‘Your local lumberyard can mill these for a nominal fee or might even donate to your school.’
    • ‘Brad tells a similar story about the contract sales manager at the lumberyard he got most of his wood from.’
    • ‘At the time, I was working in a lumberyard and spending three or four hours splitting wood every day.’
    • ‘Then we sold it to several different local lumberyards.’
    • ‘In fact, lumber is typically exposed to rainfall during the time that it is in stock in the lumberyard.’
    • ‘The Rebuilding Center rivals conventional lumberyards in the variety of materials it offers to builders.’
    • ‘The colonial American timberyard resembled, in many ways, the modern lumberyard.’
    • ‘Today, if you need a strip of molding for a cornice, you select from the supply of machine-made examples at the lumberyard.’
    • ‘Be careful of fiberglass sold in lumberyards and trust only the written warranty.’
    • ‘All of these fillers - and more - can be found at home centers, hardware stores, lumberyards and other building material retailers.’
    • ‘The railroad used to come here and rolled right on into the only thing of any stature in the village (aside from the church): the lumberyard.’
    • ‘Here are a few of the more common materials, available at most home centers and lumberyards.’
    • ‘You'll find hardwood flooring at a local millwork shop, lumberyard or floor-covering store.’
    • ‘Two standard roofing coatings are available at your local hardware store or lumberyard.’
    • ‘‘It is sold in all lumberyards all over the nation and is used by all builders for all types of projects,’ he added.’
    • ‘Take the sketch to your local home center or lumberyard, and ask the salesperson to estimate and price the materials you'll need.’
    • ‘If he can't help, try to find the lumberyard or siding distributor who supplied your builder.’
    • ‘You'll need to rip a few boards into smaller sizes; you can use a table saw or ask the lumberyard to do it.’

Pronunciation

lumberyard

/ˈləmbərˌyärd/