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Definition of Tree

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.

Tree Quotations

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. - Roy L. Smith
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
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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

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