Meaning of TREE in English


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( trees)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A tree is a tall plant that has a hard trunk, branches, and leaves.

I planted those apple trees.

...a variety of shrubs and trees.

N-COUNT : oft n N

see also Christmas tree , family tree


If you say that someone is barking up the wrong tree , you mean that they are following the wrong course of action because their beliefs or ideas about something are incorrect. ( INFORMAL )

Scientists in Switzerland realised that most other researchers had been barking up the wrong tree.

PHRASE : V inflects , usu cont


If someone can’t see the wood for the trees in British English, or can’t see the forest for the trees in American English, they are very involved in the details of something and so they do not notice what is important about the thing as a whole.

PHRASE : V inflects


the top of the tree: see top

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