Tree meaning

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A treelike bush or shrub.

A rose tree.

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To supply or cover with trees.

A hillside that is treed with oaks.

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A woody perennial plant with one main stem or trunk which develops many branches, usually at some height above the ground.
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A wooden beam, bar, pole, post, stake, etc.
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To corner, as if chased up a tree; place in a difficult position.
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Any of a wide variety of perennial plants typically having a single woody stem, and usually branches and leaves. Many species of both gymnosperms (notably the conifers) and angiosperms grow in the form of trees. The ancient forests of the Devonian, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian periods of the Paleozoic Era were dominated by trees belonging to groups of seedless plants such as the lycophytes. The strength and height of trees are made possible by the supportive conductive tissue known as vascular tissue .
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(informal) Marijuana.
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Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
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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.

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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.

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A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.

He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.

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The structural frame of a saddle.
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(graph theory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
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(computing theory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
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(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.

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Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
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The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
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(chemistry) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
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To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.

The dog treed the cat.

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To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree.

To tree a boot.

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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.

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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.

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To force up a tree.

Dogs treed the raccoon.

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To force into a difficult position; corner.

The reporters finally treed the mayor.

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Anything resembling a tree in form, as in having a stem and branches.
  • A treelike formation of crystals.
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To chase up a tree.
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To place or stretch on a boot or shoe tree.
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up a tree
  • In a situation of great difficulty or perplexity; helpless.
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up a tree
  • In a situation without escape; cornered.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tree

  • Middle English from Old English trēow deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 *dréu̯om, thematic e-grade derivative of Proto-Indo-European *dóru (“tree"). Cognate with Scots tree (“wood, rod, stick"), North Frisian tre, trä (“tree"), Middle Dutch tree (“tree"), Danish træ (“tree"), Swedish trä (“wood"), träd (“tree"), Norwegian tre (“tree"), Icelandic tré (“tree"), Gothic 𐍄𐍂𐌹𐌿 (triu, “tree, wood, piece of wood"), Albanian dru (“tree, wood"), Welsh dâr (“oaks"), Ancient Greek δόρυ (dóry, “wood, spear"), Russian дерево (derevo), Tocharian A or. Related to tar, true.

    From Wiktionary