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Definitions of tree

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

  1. I made one step from behind the tree then suddenly stopped. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  2. If I meet a tree I see it not. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. I'd rather be out under a tree wouldn't you? – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  6. 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
  7. Then it is a tree – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. 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
  9. And if it is a tree shall it be a big or a little one? – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  10. Take a glance at that one over on the tree – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. 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
  12. I did not know that; but what became of the tree – The Lake Gun by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. It is just because the tree is alive that it does stand still. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  14. And yet, with it all, the old tree looked so mighty, so wise. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. 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
  16. Someone was killed when that tree fell! – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  17. 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
  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. The tree behind you should be more than enough to tell you so. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. I wouldn't want that tree to hit me. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
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