"tree" Definition

  1. n. Any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk.
  2. n. 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. n. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.
  4. n. A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.
  5. n. Wood; timber.
  6. n. A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead.
  7. v. t. To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel.
  8. v. t. To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3.

More About tree

Position in dictionary: 102574 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "tree": 9
Words that end with "tree": 62
Words that contain "tree": 82
Next words in dictionary: treebeard, treed, treeful, treefuls, treeing, treeless, treen, treenail, trefle, trefoil
Previous words in dictionary: tredille, treddle, treckschuyt, trechometer, trebucket, trebuchet, trebly, trebling, treblet, trebleness

English Dictionary Definition of tree

Read all of this dictionary's definitions for the word "tree" on this page. Also learn the word type, other words that start with, end with or contain this word, the position in the dictionary and the next and previous terms. The historical definitions of the word "tree" found on this page is taken from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.