tree house


Definition of tree house 

: a structure (such as a playhouse) built among the branches of a tree

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Hazen and Tran are accumulating a $50 a day fine each day the tree house remains standing, according to the AP. Sara Nealeigh, miamiherald, "These Florida adults can no longer play in their tree house," 8 Jan. 2018 The new Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience features a small-scale baseball field, a mini-replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, basketball hoops, a hockey rink, a miniature football field and a massive tree house. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 The property, located at 271 Indian Hill Road, sits on one and a half acres, which includes a garden, custom tree house, tree swing, and a grove of cedar, walnut, and more. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Restored 1756 Martha’s Vineyard farmhouse asks $2.25M," 10 July 2018 Aspects of Tumbling Bay, with its tall tree houses and wobbly bridges, would make an American park manager blanch. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience," 10 Mar. 2018 The film opens with a view of a tree house from Annie’s window, and then pans to reveal one of her models: a replica of the Graham home. Katherine Fusco, The Atlantic, "Hereditary and the Monstrousness of Creative Moms," 11 July 2018 Andaz Costa Rica Resort is like an elegant tree house, immersing you in nature and connecting you with the Costa Rican people and culture in an authentically local and personal manner. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Andaz Costa Rica," 14 June 2018 Foster Huntington left a job in the fashion industry in New York to move into a tree house. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "This 27-Year-Old Left a Great Job in NYC to Live in a Treehouse," 8 June 2015 Photo: Rachel Havekost Hipcamp isn’t the only digital way for glampers to seek out yurts and tree houses. Cat Zakrzewski, WSJ, "Hipcamp Aims to Get Even the Most Pampered Campers Outside," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of tree house

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tree house was in 1867

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English Language Learners Definition of tree house

: a small house that is built among the branches of a tree for children to play in

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Kids Definition of tree house

: a structure (as a playhouse) built among the branches of a tree

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