A rose tree.
A hillside that is treed with oaks.
He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.
The dog treed the cat.
To tree a boot.
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.
An example of tree is a redwood.
Dogs treed the raccoon.
The reporters finally treed the mayor.
- A treelike formation of crystals.
- In a situation of great difficulty or perplexity; helpless.
- In a situation without escape; cornered.
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 *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.