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Definition of Tree


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

tree in Afrikaans is boom
tree in Dutch is boom
tree in Finnish is puu
tree in French is arbre
tree in German is Baum
tree in Latin is arbor
tree in Norwegian is tre