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Definitions of tree

  1.   Any perennial woody plant of considerable size ( usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk.
  2.   a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  3.   To force to climb a tree.
  4.   To drive to a tree.
  5.   A plant with an erect trunk and spreading branches, both of which are woody and perennial; anything like a tree, consisting of a stem and branches; a piece of wood; a cross.
  6.   To take to a tree for refuge.
  7.   A perennial woody plant at least 20 feet in height at maturity.
  8.   A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead.
  9.   A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.
  10.   To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel.
  11.   Large plant with a woody trunk; anything like a tree.
  12.   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, etc.: ( B.) a cross.
  13.   To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3.
  14.   To drive up a tree; as, to tree a cat.
  15.   chase a bear up a tree with dogs and kill it
  16.   a figure that branches from a single root; " genealogical tree"
  17.   Wood; timber.
  18.   English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare ( 1853- 1917)
  19.   Any woody plant of considerable height rising to some distance with a single woody stem; something resembling a tree; a cross; a piece of timber, or something usually made of timber.
  20.   Something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree.
  21.   A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; - used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.
  22.   A timber.
  23.   Any large perennial woody plant having a single trunk or stem, usually over ten feet high; anything shaped like a tree; a piece of timber; a cross.

Quotes of tree

  1. In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. – Samuel Alexander
  2. We could not guard every water pipeline from being blown up and every tree from being uprooted. We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an orchard or a family in their beds. – Moshe Dayan
  3. Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness. – Stephen Fry
  4. A woman, a dog and a walnut tree the more you beat them, the better they be. – Thomas Fuller
  5. If a tree dies, plant another in its place. – Carolus Linnaeus
  6. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree – Martin Luther
  7. For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. – Martin Luther
  8. Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose. – Czeslaw Milosz
  9. I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree – Georgia O'Keeffe
  10. If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree – Jim Rohn
  11. I think that the leaf of a tree the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  12. The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard. – Barbara Tuchman
  13. Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man. – Patrick White
  14. You get tragedy where the tree instead of bending, breaks. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Usage examples for tree

  1. It is just because the tree is alive that it does stand still. ” – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  2. Take a glance at that one over on the tree – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. If I meet a tree I see it not. ” – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  4. The tree behind you should be more than enough to tell you so. ” – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  5. “ I did not know that; but what became of the tree – The Lake Gun by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Now and then he went to a little distance, and seemed about to spring into the tree – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  7. Then he noticed the tree with his sign on it, and there beyond doubt was the stranger's mark far above his own. ” – The Biography of a Grizzly by Ernest Thompson Seton
  8. And if it is a tree shall it be a big or a little one? ” – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  9. So cast away on the tree he here expected to live and to die. ” – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  10. Our tree appeared to be in the position in which it had been when we went to sleep. ” – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. When she turned around, there stood Bela beside a big tree a few feet to the side of the road. ” – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  12. And yet, with it all, the old tree looked so mighty, so wise. ” – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  13. There were Moors on the ship where this story of the great tree and the great bird was told. ” – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  14. “ I'd rather be out under a tree wouldn't you? ” – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  15. This was what the Tree could not bear to hear. ” – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  16. “ I made one step from behind the tree then suddenly stopped. ” – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  17. “ I wouldn't want that tree to hit me. ” – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  18. “ " This is the kind of a tree of which he was speaking," 184 should be, " This is the kind of tree etc. ” – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  19. “ Someone was killed when that tree fell! ” – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  20. Then it is a tree – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett

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