What does TREE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tree(noun)

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

  2. tree, tree diagram(noun)

    a figure that branches from a single root

    "genealogical tree"

  3. Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree(verb)

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

  4. corner, tree(verb)

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

  5. tree(verb)

    plant with trees

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

  6. tree(verb)

    chase an animal up a tree

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

  7. tree, shoetree(verb)

    stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree


  1. tree(Noun)

    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. tree(Noun)

    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. tree(Noun)

    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. tree(Noun)

    A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.

    He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.

  5. tree(Noun)

    The structural frame of a saddle.

  6. tree(Noun)

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

  7. tree(Noun)

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

  8. tree(Noun)

    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. tree(Noun)

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

  10. tree(Verb)

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

    The dog treed the cat.

  11. tree(Verb)

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

    to tree a boot

  12. tree(Noun)

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

  13. tree(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Tree(noun)

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

  2. Tree(noun)

    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. Tree(noun)

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

  4. Tree(noun)

    a cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree

  5. Tree(noun)

    wood; timber

  6. Tree(noun)

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

  7. Tree(verb)

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

  8. Tree(verb)

    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. PGA Tour:

    At 4.45 p.m., there were two lightning strikes at East Lake Golf Club; a tree near the range/15 green/16 tee was hit, and debris from that strike injured four people, (Emergency personnel) tended to those fans and two others immediately and transported them from the property via ambulance for further medical attention.

  2. Proverb:

    Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.

  3. Red Skelton:

    I personably believe that as long as we have the tree of the Christ Child in our living room and a wreath on the door and as long as men can kneel down and pray to God that there’ll be less men on their knees shooting guns in foxholes. Remember it’s the birthday of the Christ Child and not a holiday for the greedy and with this in mind, may I say Merry Christmas to you all and God bless you.”

  4. Jean Genet:

    What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches.

  5. Anna Perez:

    She doesn't know why she didn't bail out. She just held on and the next thing she knew, there was the tree.

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    weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
    • A. valetudinarian
    • B. repugnant
    • C. usurious
    • D. bristly

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