lumbering lumbering  /ˈləm bə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
  2. (adj) slow and laborious because of weight

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And while the lumbering Scud launchers can be observed from satellites, the fold-up Qassam-2 can be concealed and assembled within minutes.
  2. On the way there, through rickshaw traffic jams and past lumbering cows, a local doctor briefed them on the slum's 9,000 residents and five health-care workers.
  3. As a blood-red sun was sinking behind the thorn trees on the Zambezi escarpment, a lumbering Air Rhodesia Viscount airliner took off from Kariba on a flight to Salisbury.

News

  1. Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation

    There is a stark contrast between pilots and titans in Titanfall , the new multiplayer-centric shooter from Respawn Entertainment. As a footsoldier, players are mice - hard to hit and scurrying from one crumbled hovel to the next. The titans stand tall, lumbering death dealers in a constant sense of agitation, ever at the ready and percolating with malevolent intent. It makes for a very ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  2. Jonah Keri On Baltimore's Heavy-hitting Chris Davis - Grantland

    For the first 1,495 at-bats of his career, Chris Davis looked like a thousand big, lumbering, mediocre sluggers before him. He didn't run well and didn't field well.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. "My character works in the film industry, where actors are really readers who tell completely factual stories," Gervais said. "My character's a loser who's about to lose his job, and who's lumbering through the 1300s. All he's got to work...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Ricky Gervais Source: Earthtimes.org

  2. "He's a big, slow, lumbering guy, he's built that way. And a lot of lefties, they fall to that third-base side, but still, he needs to get over there," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: John Gibbons Source: Toronto Star

  3. "I was wiped out on pills," Osbourne told the newspaper. "I couldn't talk. I couldn't walk. I could barely stand up. I was lumbering about like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. It got to the point where I was scared to close my eyes at night...
    on Dec 7, 2003 By: Ozzy Osbourne Source: CNN

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