tree house


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

Examples of tree house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The slit-style structure, using thin rods with gaps, allows natural sunlight to fill the entire tree house during the day. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2024 In addition to tree houses, the park will feature rope swings, bridges and more among the trees. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 31 Oct. 2023 One tree house has a floating staircase, while another has a hot tub tucked in a natural grotto. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 31 Jan. 2024 The tree house atmosphere and walkable waterfront view with lush foliage is the perfect spot for dining. Josie Gulliksen, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The one-bedroom tree houses are solar powered and have outdoor showers and soaking tubs. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 9 Jan. 2024 Some villas here include glass floor panels for viewing underwater life, while two one-bedroom bamboo tree houses tower some 40 feet above the ground. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 5 Dec. 2023 There’s certainly no wrong way to experience the five-star resort — cozy up in one of the property’s tree houses, play a round of golf, explore the hiking trails and ATV paths, or simply spend hours taking in the breathtaking views. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 19 Dec. 2023 Elsewhere on the compound, a less distressing development is reportedly planned: a collection of tree houses. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tree house was in 1867

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“Tree house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

tree house

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