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tree

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noun \ˈtrē\

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

  3. 3a (1) :  a piece of wood (such 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

  4. 4 :  saddletree

treeless

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treelike

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Examples of tree in a Sentence

  1. He chopped down the tree.

Origin and Etymology of tree

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

Other Wood Production Terms


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tree

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Definition of tree

treed

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treeing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to drive to or up a tree treed by a bull dogs treeing gameb :  to put into a position of extreme disadvantage :  corner; especially :  to bring to bay

  3. 2 :  to furnish or fit (a shoe) with a tree

First Known Use of tree

1575


Tree

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biographical name \ˈtrē\

Definition of Tree

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



TREE Defined for English Language Learners

tree

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noun

Definition of tree for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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

treed

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treeing

  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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