Meaning of TREE in English

TREE

■ noun

1》 a woody perennial plant typically with a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches.

2》 a wooden structure or part of a structure.

↘ archaic or literary the cross on which Christ was crucified.

↘ archaic a gibbet.

3》 (also ~ diagram ) a diagram with a structure of branching connecting lines, representing different processes and relationships.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~d )

1》 N. Amer. force (a hunted animal) to take refuge in a ~.

2》 informal, chiefly US force into a difficult situation.

Phrases

out of one's ~ informal mad.

Derivatives

~less adjective

~lessness noun

~-like adjective

Origin

OE trēow , trēo : from Gmc.

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