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This page has 28 definitions of tree with English translations in 6 languages. Tree is a noun, verb and numeral. Examples of how to use tree in a sentence are shown. Also define these 58 related words and terms: perennial, woody, plant, shrub, axis, trunk, reminiscent, classified, botanical, hook, platform, frame, saddle, graph theory, graph, computing, theory, recursive, data structure, node, graphical user interface, display, entry, element, primary, secondary, structure, construct, branch, divergence, choice, family tree, skill tree, wooden, marijuana, cross, gallows, wood, timber, chemistry, crystal, aggregate, arborescent, precipitation, metal, solution, cartomancy, Lenormand, mathematics, TREE, step, yard, staircase, stair, tred, feet, three, and tre.
From Middle English tre, tree, treo, treou, trew, trow, from Old English trēo, trēow (“tree, wood, timber, beam, log, stake, stick, grove, cross, rood”), from Proto-West Germanic *treu, from Proto-Germanic *trewą (“tree, wood”), from pre-Germanic *dréwom, thematic e-grade derivative of Proto-Indo-European *dóru (“tree”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɹiː/, [t̠ɹ̠̊˔ʷɪi̯]
- (General American) enPR: trē, IPA(key): /tɹi/, [t̠ɹ̠̊˔ʷi]
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- Rhymes: -iː
- Homophone: three (with th-stopping)
- A perennial woody plant, not exactly defined, but differentiated from a shrub by its larger size (typically over a few meters in height) or growth habit, usually having a single (or few) main axis or trunk unbranched for some distance above the ground and a head of branches and foliage.
- Hyperion is the tallest living tree in the world.
- Birds have a nest in a tree in the garden.
- 1992 April 5, "The Full House", Jeeves and Wooster, Series 3, Episode 2:
- B. Wooster: Of all the places on this great planet of ours, West Neck, Long Island, has chosen to be the most unexciting. The last time anything remotely interesting happened here was in 1842, when a tree fell over. They still talk about it in the village.
- 2019 October, Ian Walmsley, “Cleaning up”, in Modern Railways, page 42:
- When we see a train trapped behind (or embedded in) a fallen tree our first thought should be 'what was it doing there anyway?' […] Trees are also responsible for numerous minor delays in autumn [due to leaves falling on the track], which rolling stock engineers are supposed to cope with as usual.
Trunk definitionPart of a body.
- The usually single, more or less upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.
- The torso.
- The conspicuously extended, mobile, nose-like organ of an animal such as a sengi, a tapir or especially an elephant. The trunks of various kinds of animals might be adapted to probing and sniffing, as in the sengis, or be partly prehensile, as in the tapir, or be a versatile prehensile organ for manipulation, feeding, drinking and fighting as in the elephant.
- Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree (in any botanical sense).
- the banana tree
Classified definitionsimple past tense and past participle of
- 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, if the graph is finite, equivalently a connected graph with n vertices and n−1 edges.
Graph definitionA data chart (graphical representation of data) intended to illustrate the relationship between a set (or sets) of numbers (quantities, measurements or indicative numbers) and a reference set, whose elements are indexed to those of the former set(s) and may or may not be numbers. (1 of 6 graph definitions)
- (computing theory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
Data Structure definitionAny way of storing and organizing data in a computer so that it can be accessed efficiently.
- (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 representing divergence or possible choices.
Construct definitionSomething constructed from parts. (1 of 3 construct definitions)
- The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
- (in the plural, slang) Marijuana.
- 2018, “Ace Feat. Smino & Saba”, in Room 25, performed by Noname:
- Whiskey with the team, got it bubblin' / I got trees in my luggage, I got tings out in London / Hope UK, what you say? Fuck is you sayin'?
- (obsolete) A cross or gallows.
- Tyburn tree
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii], page 12:
- Ste. Trinculo, keepe a good tongue in your head : If you proue a mutineere, the next Tree : […]
- (obsolete) Wood; timber.
- c. 1382–1395, John Wycliffe [et al.], Josiah Forshall and Frederic Madden, editors, The Holy Bible, […], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, III, or IV), Oxford: At the University Press, published 1850, OCLC 459166891, II. Timothy II:20:
- In a great house ben not only vessels of gold and of silver but also of tree and of earth.
- (chemistry) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
Precipitation definitionAny or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the upper atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground. (1 of 4 precipitation definitions)
Metal definitionChemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
- Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
- Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
- An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
- Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
- The ore from which a metal is derived.
- A mine from which ores are taken.
- (cartomancy) The fifth Lenormand card.
- (uncountable, mathematics) Alternative letter-case form of .
- northern tree shrew
- snowy tree-cricket
- tree farm
- tree fern
- tree frog
- tree hollow
- tree house or treehouse
- tree hugger
- tree kangaroo
- tree kingfisher
- tree lawn
- tree line
- tree pangolin
- tree pipit
- tree rat
- tree shrew
- tree surgeon
- tree traversal
- Jamaican Creole: chrii
- (transitive) To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
- The dog treed the cat.
- (transitive) To place in a tree.
- Black bears can tree their cubs for protection, but grizzly bears cannot.
- (transitive) To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree.
- to tree a boot
- (intransitive) To take refuge in a tree.
tree (plural treë)
- step (of a staircase), stair
- step (distance of one step when walking)
- (archaic, also tred) a unit of length of about 2 to 3 feet, roughly equivalent to a yard
Feet definitionplural of
- Afrikaans: tree
- Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “trí”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
- Alternative form of