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Definition of "tree" []

  • A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown. (noun)
  • A plant or shrub resembling a tree in form or size. (noun)
  • Something, such as a clothes tree, that resembles a tree in form. (noun)
  • A wooden beam, post, stake, or bar used as part of a framework or structure. (noun)
  • A saddletree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tree" in a sentence
  • "Adam's excuse for eating of the forbidden fruit, "She gave me of the tree and I did eat," is said to be thus ingeniously explained by the learned Rabbis: By giving him of the _tree_ is meant that Eve took a stout crab-tree cudgel, and gave her husband (in plain English) a sound rib-roasting, until he complied with her will!"
  • "Consequently, all _goats_ were driven from the banks of this river; but one day, Theŏclos observed that the branches of a fig tree bent into the stream, and it immediately flashed into his mind that the Messenian word for _fig tree_ and _goat_ was the same."
  • "The tree near the front of an ancient castle was called the _Covine tree_, probably because the lord received his company there."