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tree

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noun \ˈtrē\

Simple Definition of tree

  • : a usually tall plant that has a thick, wooden stem and many large branches

  • : a drawing that connects things with lines to show how they are related to each other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tree

  1. 1a :  a woody perennial plant having a single usually elongate main stem generally with few or no branches on its lower partb :  a shrub or herb of arborescent form <rose trees> <a banana tree>

  2. 2a (1) :  a piece of wood (as a post or pole) usually adapted to a particular use or forming part of a structure or implement (2) archaic :  the cross on which Jesus was crucifiedb archaic :  gallows

  3. 3 :  something in the form of or resembling a tree: asa :  a diagram or graph that branches usually from a simple stem or vertex without forming loops or polygons <a genealogical tree> <phylogenetic trees>b :  a much-branched system of channels especially in an animal body <the vascular tree>

  4. 4 :  saddletree

treeless play \-ləs\ adjective
treelike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of tree in a sentence

  1. He chopped down the tree.



Origin of tree

Middle English, from Old English trēow; akin to Old Norse trē tree, Greek drys, Sanskrit dāru wood


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Wood Production Terms

Rhymes with tree

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee


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tree

transitive verb

Definition of tree

treedtreeing

  1. 1a :  to drive to or up a tree <treed by a bull> <dogs treeing game>b :  to put into a position of extreme disadvantage :  corner; especially :  to bring to bay

  2. 2 :  to furnish or fit (as a shoe) with a tree



1575

First Known Use of tree

1575


Tree

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biographical name \ˈtrē\

Definition of Tree

  1. Sir Herbert (Draper) Beerbohm 1853–1917 Eng. actor-manager





TREE Defined for Kids

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tree

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noun \ˈtrē\

Definition of tree for Students

  1. 1 :  a long-lived woody plant that has a single usually tall main stem with few or no branches on its lower part

  2. 2 :  a plant of treelike form <a banana tree>

  3. 3 :  something shaped like a tree <a clothes tree>

treeless \-ləs\ adjective
treelike \-ˌlīk\ adjective



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tree

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verb

Definition of tree for Students

treedtreeing

  1. :  to force to go up a tree <A dog treed their cat.>




Medical Dictionary

tree

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noun \ˈtrē\

Medical Definition of tree

  1. :  an anatomical system or structure having many branches <the vascular tree>—see biliary tree, bronchial tree, tracheobronchial tree




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