- The definition of a tree is any object that resembles the woody plants with trunks.
- An example of a tree is a wooden structure that people have in the entry way of their home for hanging jackets and hats.
- An example of a tree is a genealogical diagram that shows the parents and offspring of many generations, the family tree.
- A tree is defined as a woody plant that usually grows tall, has one main stem or trunk and typically lives for a long time.
An example of tree is a redwood.
- a woody perennial plant with one main stem or trunk which develops many branches, usually at some height above the ground
- a treelike bush or shrub: a rose tree
- a wooden beam, bar, pole, post, stake, etc.
- anything resembling a tree in form, as in having a stem and branches; specif.,
- family tree
- Chem. a treelike formation of crystals
- the cross on which Jesus was crucified
- a gallows
Origin of treeMiddle English from Old English tr?ow, akin to Gothic triu, Old Norse tr? from Indo-European base an unverified form deru-, tree, probably origin, originally oak tree from source Classical Greek drys, oak, (den)dron, tree
transitive verbtreed, tree′ing
- to chase up a tree
- to place or stretch on a boot or shoe tree
- Informal to corner, as if chased up a tree; place in a difficult position
up a tree
- a. A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown.b. A plant or shrub resembling a tree in form or size.
- a. Something that resembles a tree in form, especially a diagram or arrangement that has branches showing relationships of hierarchy or lineage.b. Computers A structure for organizing or classifying data in which every item can be traced to a single origin through a unique path.
- a. A wooden beam, post, stake, or bar used as part of a framework or structure.b. A saddletree.
- Archaic a. A gallows.b. The cross on which Jesus was crucified.
transitive verbtreed, tree·ing, trees
- To force up a tree: Dogs treed the raccoon.
- Informal To force into a difficult position; corner: the reporters finally treed the mayor.
- To supply or cover with trees: a hillside that is treed with oaks.
Origin of treeMiddle English from Old English trēow ; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
(plural trees or treen) (plural "treen" is obsolete)
- A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age).
- Hyperion is the tallest living tree in the world.
- Birds have a nest in a tree in the garden.
- Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
- An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple hooks or storage platforms.
- He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.
- A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.
- He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.
- The structural frame of a saddle.
- (graph theory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
- (computing theory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
- (graphical user interface) A display or listing of entries or elements such that there are primary and secondary entries shown, usually linked by drawn lines or by indenting to the right.
- We'll show it as a tree list.
- Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
- The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
- (informal) Marijuana.
- (chemistry) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
(third-person singular simple present trees, present participle treeing, simple past and past participle treed)
- To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
- The dog treed the cat.
- To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree.
- to tree a boot
From Middle English tree, tre, treo, treou, trew, trow, from Old English trÄ“o, trÄ“ow (“tree, wood, timber, beam, log, stake, stick, grove, cross, rood"), from Proto-Germanic *trewÄ… (“tree, wood"), from pre-Germanic *drÃ©uÌ¯om, thematic e-grade derivative of Proto-Indo-European *dÃ³ru (“tree"). Cognate with Scots tree (“wood, rod, stick"), North Frisian tre, trÃ¤ (“tree"), Middle Dutch tree (“tree"), Danish trÃ¦ (“tree"), Swedish trÃ¤ (“wood"), trÃ¤d (“tree"), Norwegian tre (“tree"), Icelandic trÃ© (“tree"), Gothic ð„ð‚ðŒ¹ðŒ¿ (triu, “tree, wood, piece of wood"), Albanian dru (“tree, wood"), Welsh dÃ¢r (“oaks"), Ancient Greek Î´ÏŒÏÏ… (dÃ³ry, “wood, spear"), Russian Ð´ÐµÑ€ÐµÐ²Ð¾ (derevo), Tocharian A or. Related to tar, true.
tree - Computer Definition
(1) See forests and trees.
(2) An external DOS/Windows command that displays a subfolder tree, as follows: tree display hierarchy tree /f display files and subfolders
(3) A hierarchical structure that is conceptualized as an upside-down tree with the starting point at the top, which is the root. For example, in a company organization chart, the highest level is the executive office. The various divisions are the branches, and the departments are branches off the divisions. The Folder Tree The term often refers to the file/folder hierarchy on a hard disk. In Windows and Mac, the Explorer and Finder utilities are used to display these hierarchies respectively. See root.