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. 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.
  13. To drive up a tree; as, to tree a cat.
  14. Large plant with a woody trunk; anything like a tree.
  15. To force to climb a tree.
  16. A perennial woody plant at least 20 feet in height at maturity.
  17. A timber.
  18. 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.
  19. To take to a tree for refuge.
  20. To drive to a tree.
  21. 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.

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