- 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.
tree definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Old English trēow, akin to Gothic triu, Old Norse trē ; from Indo-European base an unverified form deru-, tree, probably origin, originally oak tree from source Classical Greek drys, oak, (den)dron, tree
tree definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- Something, such as a clothes tree, that resembles a tree in form.
- A wooden beam, post, stake, or bar used as part of a framework or structure.
- A saddletree.
- A diagram that has branches in descending lines showing relationships as of hierarchy or lineage: a family tree; a telephone tree.
- Computer Science A structure for organizing or classifying data in which every item can be traced to a single origin through a unique path.
- Archaic a. A gallows.b. The cross on which Jesus was crucified.
- To force up a tree: Dogs treed the raccoon.
- Informal To force into a difficult position; corner.
- To supply with trees: treed the field with oaks.
- To stretch (a shoe or boot) onto a shoetree.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English trēow; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- treeˈless adjective
, Sir Herbert Beerbohm 1853-1917.
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.
tree - Phrases/Idioms
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tree - Science Definition