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Definitions of tree

  1. English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. chase a bear up a tree with dogs and kill it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a figure that branches from a single root; "genealogical tree" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Wood; timber. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; - used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To drive up a tree; as, to tree a cat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A plant having a single trunk, woody, branched, and of a large size: anything like a tree: wood, as in the compounds axle-tree, saddle-tree, etc.: (B.) a cross. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Large plant with a woody trunk; anything like a tree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To force to climb a tree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A perennial woody plant at least 20 feet in height at maturity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A timber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To take to a tree for refuge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To drive to a tree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like. dictgcide_fs
  26. tr[=e], n. a plant having a single trunk, woody, branched, and of a large size: anything like a tree: wood, as in the compounds axle-tree, saddle-tree, &c.: a cudgel: (B.) a cross.--v.t. to drive into a tree, to corner: to form on a tree.--v.i. to take refuge in a tree.--ns. TREE'-CAC'TUS, the giant cactus or saguaro; TREE'-CALF, a light-brown calf bookbinding, stained by acids into a conventional pattern, supposed to resemble the trunk of a tree and its branches; TREE'-DOVE, one of many arboricole Indian pigeons; TREE'-FERN, a fern with a tree-like, woody stem, and a head of fronds resembling the leaves of palms, found only in tropical countries; TREE'-FROG, a family of Amphibians, more closely related in structure to the toads than to frogs proper.--adjs. TREE'LESS, having no trees; TR[=EE]N, wooden, made of wood: (Spens.) of trees.--ns. TREE'NAIL, TRE'NAIL, a long wooden pin or nail to fasten the planks of a ship to the timbers; TREE'-NYMPH, a hamadryad; TREE'-OF-LIB'ERTY, a tree dedicated to liberty, set up in some public place; TREE'-OF-LIFE, arbor vitæ: a tree in the garden of Eden, described in Gen. ii. 9; TREE'SHIP, existence as a tree; TREE'-TOP, the top of a tree; TREE'-WOR'SHIP, dendrolatry. [A.S. treó, treów; Ice. tré, Gr. drus, Sans. dru.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Perennial plant with single woody self-supporting stem or trunk usu. unbranched (cf. SHRUB) for some distance above ground; piece or framework of wood for various purposes, e.g. AXLE, BOOT, SADDLE, SWINGLE, -t., CROSS-TREES; (archaic) gibbet, cross used for (esp. Christ\'s) crucifixion; CHRISTMAS t.; (Math.) diagram of branching lines; family or GENEALOGICAL t.; up a t., (fig.) cornered, nonplussed; at the top of the t., at the top of one\'s profession; t.-agate (with t.-like markings); t. calf, calf binding for book stained with t.-like design; t.-fern, kinds of fern attaining size of t.; t.-gorse, =BARNACLE (1); t.-milk, juice of a shrub used in Ceylon instead of milk; treenail, pin of hard wood for securing planks &c.; t. of knowledge of good& evil (Gen. iii); t. of liberty, (dedicated to liberty& set up in public place); t. of life (Gen. ii. 9). Hence treeless a., treelessness n. (Vb) force (animal, fig. person) to take refuge in t.; stretch (boot) on boot-t. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Acts v. 30 ; in its older sense of timber, as well as growing tree ; so axle-tree, boot-tree, tree-nail, saddle-tree. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Gothic] A perennial plant having a trunk, bole, or woody stem, and sending forth branches with woody stems and structure similar to itselfdistinguished from an herb as having a perennial stem, and from a shrub, as having only one stem or trunk properly so called, and sometimes only by the superior hardness and height to which it attains; –something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling a tree; –a piece of timber or something made of timber–used in composition; –a cross; –genealogical tree, family pedigree; in the form of a tree and branches illustrating the parent stock, and the different descendants who have sprung from it: –tree of liberty, tree planted to commemorate the achieving of liberty or of some accession to liberty by the people of a community or state. Cabinet Dictionary

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