shade tree

noun

Definition of shade tree

: a tree grown primarily to produce shade

Examples of shade tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There had just been a shooting that left a teen boy injured and Carter came outside moments later to stand under a shade tree with friends. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "‘They deserve justice’: Birmingham families seek answers as Jefferson County ends 2020 with 74 unsolved murders," 31 Dec. 2020 My grandmother told my grandfather what happened and later that night under the shade tree, my grandfather told me the story of Emmett Till. James E. Causey, jsonline.com, "'Stand back, boy': More than four decades later, the memory of my first brush with racism remains vivid and painful," 18 Dec. 2020 This time, Mark and I made the day trip to visit Larry’s lovely farmlet in remote Union Bridge, Md., social-distancing ourselves under a huge shade tree. Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1413: Our new not-so-big top -- the Clowning Achievement trophy," 3 Dec. 2020 Deer are common in many San Antonio neighborhoods and are a factor in successfully growing a shade tree. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: How to select and best grow shade trees in your San Antonio garden," 8 Oct. 2020 Anaqua is a relatively slow-growing native tree that eventually makes a desirable 40-foot shade tree. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: Great native Texas trees to plant for shade in your San Antonio yard and garden," 5 Nov. 2020 If the cows are bedded under a shade tree, so are the deer. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "35 Pieces of Deer-Hunting Wisdom to Read Before You Hunt This Season," 2 Nov. 2020 Take advantage of the cooler weather by selecting and planting an adapted shade tree to improve your landscape comfort and reduce the air conditioning bill. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: The flower annuals to plant now in San Antonio to get you through winter," 22 Oct. 2020 Let’s use selecting a shade tree as an example of how to select plants for your landscape. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "It's time for no-regret gardening with cool-season landscape-planning tips from Dan Gill," 21 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shade tree.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of shade tree

1806, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shade tree

Time Traveler for shade tree

Time Traveler

The first known use of shade tree was in 1806

See more words from the same year

Statistics for shade tree

Last Updated

12 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Shade tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shade%20tree. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Comments on shade tree

What made you want to look up shade tree? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!