tree house


Definition of tree house 

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

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The newest amenity that is planned to be ready for visitors by the April 21 Arbor Day event is a fully accessible tree house. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kids with special needs can work and play in nature at Zachariah's Acres in Oconomowoc," 27 Feb. 2018 Go on a night excursion by foot or canoe, fish for piranha, and stay in one of eleven tree houses, built into Ironwood trees dozens of feet off the forest floor. Austin Merrill, WSJ, "The Amazon: The Heart of the World," 3 Dec. 2018 Paint your home office leafy green, to create the feeling of a tree house. House Beautiful, "15 Easy Upgrade Ideas For Your House," 1 May 2013 Then, make your way up the wooden steps into a silent tree house. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Xavier's harrowing experience began Saturday afternoon when yellow jackets attacked him in a tree house at his home in Harrisonville, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Kansas City. Fox News, "'Miraculous': Boy survives after meat skewer pierces skull," 12 Sep. 2018 Mexico Acre Skip the all-inclusive in Cabo San Lucas and stay at this petit adults-only retreat that is comprised of twelve tree houses instead of traditional rooms. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "17 Hotels Around the World With Pets in Residence," 25 July 2018 Set among tall trees, four cabins and six unique tree houses (some with outdoor showers) offer a peaceful retreat complete with fire pits. Jessica Colley Clarke, New York Times, "Four Great Resorts With Vacation Packages for the Fourth of July," 28 May 2018 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

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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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