Meaning of TREE in English



Pronunciation: ' tr ē

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tr ē ow; akin to Old Norse tr ē tree, Greek drys, Sanskrit d ā ru wood

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a woody perennial plant having a single usually elongate main stem generally with few or no branches on its lower part b : a shrub or herb of arborescent form <rose tree s > <a banana tree >

2 a (1) : a piece of wood (as a post or pole) usually adapted to a particular use or forming part of a structure or implement (2) archaic : the cross on which Jesus was crucified b archaic : GALLOWS

3 : something in the form of or resembling a tree: as a : a diagram or graph that branches usually from a simple stem or vertex without forming loops or polygons <a genealogical tree > <phylogenetic tree s > b : a much-branched system of channels especially in an animal body <the vascular tree >


– tree · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– tree · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.