What does TREE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treenoun

    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

  2. tree, tree diagramnoun

    a figure that branches from a single root

    "genealogical tree"

  3. Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Treeverb

    English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)

  4. corner, treeverb

    force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

  5. treeverb

    plant with trees

    "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"

  6. treeverb

    chase an animal up a tree

    "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

  7. tree, shoetreeverb

    stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree


  1. treenoun

    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).

  2. treenoun

    Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".

  3. treenoun

    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.

  4. treenoun

    A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.

    He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.

  5. treenoun

    The structural frame of a saddle.

  6. treenoun

    A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.

  7. treenoun

    A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.

  8. treenoun

    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.

  9. treenoun

    Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).

  10. treeverb

    To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.

    The dog treed the cat.

  11. treeverb

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

    to tree a boot

  12. treenoun

    The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.

  13. treenoun


Webster Dictionary

  1. Treenoun

    any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk

  2. Treenoun

    something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree

  3. Treenoun

    a piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like

  4. Treenoun

    a cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree

  5. Treenoun

    wood; timber

  6. Treenoun

    a mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead

  7. Treeverb

    to drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel

  8. Treeverb

    to place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3


  1. Tree

    In botany, a tree is a plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting leaves or branches. In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants, only plants that are usable as lumber, only plants above a specified height or only perennial species. At its broadest, trees include the taller palms, the tree ferns, bananas and bamboo. A tree typically has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground by the trunk. This trunk typically contains woody tissue for strength, and vascular tissue to carry materials from one part of the tree to another. For most trees it is surrounded by a layer of bark which serves as a protective barrier. Below the ground, the roots branch and spread out widely; they serve to anchor the tree and extract moisture and nutrients from the soil. Above ground, the branches divide into smaller branches and shoots. The shoots typically bear leaves, which capture light energy and convert it into chemical energy by photosynthesis, providing the food needed by the tree for its growth and development. Flowers and fruit may also be present, but some trees such as conifers instead have pollen cones and seed cones, and others such as tree ferns produce spores instead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tree

    trē, n. a plant having a single trunk, woody, branched, and of a large size: anything like a tree: wood, as in the compounds axle-tree, saddle-tree, &c.: a cudgel: (B.) a cross.—v.t. to drive into a tree, to corner: to form on a tree.—v.i. to take refuge in a tree.—ns. Tree′-cac′tus, the giant cactus or saguaro; Tree′-calf, a light-brown calf bookbinding, stained by acids into a conventional pattern, supposed to resemble the trunk of a tree and its branches; Tree′-dove, one of many arboricole Indian pigeons; Tree′-fern, a fern with a tree-like, woody stem, and a head of fronds resembling the leaves of palms, found only in tropical countries; Tree′-frog, a family of Amphibians, more closely related in structure to the toads than to frogs proper.—adjs. Tree′less, having no trees; Trēēn, wooden, made of wood: (Spens.) of trees.—ns. Tree′nail, Tre′nail, a long wooden pin or nail to fasten the planks of a ship to the timbers; Tree′-nymph, a hamadryad; Tree′-of-lib′erty, a tree dedicated to liberty, set up in some public place; Tree′-of-life, arbor vitæ: a tree in the garden of Eden, described in Gen. ii. 9; Tree′ship, existence as a tree; Tree′-top, the top of a tree; Tree′-wor′ship, dendrolatry. [A.S. treó, treów; Ice. tré, Gr. drus, Sans. dru.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tree

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various colors and species for various purposes.

    There are so many types of trees on the Earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  
  2. tree

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various colors and species.

    Trees are beautiful and have an amazing effect on the landscape around us.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TREE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1678

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TREE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1390

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TREE' in Nouns Frequency: #276

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TREE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TREE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of TREE in a Sentence

  1. Timothy Bono:

    The beauty of a budding rosebud or a magnificent oak tree captures our attention and can provide peaceful diversion from our otherwise busy, stressful and fast-paced lives, if we're feeling down and unmotivated, a simple 10-minute walk outside may be just what we need to elevate our mood and catch a second wind for the work we have remaining in the day.

  2. Christopher Barton:

    Planting a tree is only one step in the process.

  3. Chicago Tribune:

    When the police arrived, Anthony Prate was taken into custody and is currently being held in CookCounty Jail without bond. Daniels grisly death has put the spotlight back on the bizarre events leading up to the death of Anthony Prate first wife, Bridget Prate, who died in 2011. CHICAGO TODDLER UNHURT AS FATHER AND ANOTHER MAN DIE IN GUNFIRE EXCHANGE In that incident, Anthony Prate claimed Anthony Prate overheard Anthony Prate wife talking to another man and said they were plotting to kill Anthony Prate. Anthony Prate dialed 911 and demanded that both Anthony Prate wife of nearly 20 years and the man she was talking to be arrested. When authorities arrived, Bridget Prate told them it had all been a big misunderstanding and the officers left. Anthony Prate was charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 23 death of Anthony Prate girlfriend Malgorzata Daniel, a 48-year-old nurse who authorities said was stabbed 30 times in her home. ( Cook County Jail) Less than a week later, she was dead. Police found Bridgets crumpled body under the dashboard of a car that crashed while Prate was driving. Anthony Prate told the police that Anthony Prate wife had unbuckled Bridget Prate seat belt to look for Bridget Prate purse and a water bottle just seconds before Anthony Prate lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the center line, and hit an oncoming car and a tree before coming to a stop. When paramedics arrived, three bystanders had surrounded the car while Anthony Prate attempted to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Anthony Prate wife. Bridget Prate didnt have a pulse and Bridget Prate wasnt breathing. One of the bystanders said Anthony Prate, who had suffered only minor injuries, looked frantic and shocked.

  4. Nichole Andler:

    The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against a tree in Great Basin National Park.

  5. Dale Mitchell:

    In all four incidents, bees were found near one species of tree, we have no indication that pesticides were used on the linden trees where they were found, but there has been some research suggesting that the bumblebee is not able to process the nectar in these trees.

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    small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
    • A. calcaneus
    • B. brashness
    • C. callathump
    • D. viverrine

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