Meaning of TREE in English

/ triː; NAmE / noun

a tall plant that can live a long time. Trees have a thick central wooden stem (the trunk ) from which branches grow, usually with leaves on them :

an oak tree

to plant a tree

to chop / cut down a tree

They followed a path through the trees.

—compare bush , shrub

—see also bay tree , Christmas tree , family tree , gum tree , plane tree


- be out of your tree

—more at apple noun , bark verb , forest , grow , top noun , wood



Old English trēow , trēo : from a Germanic variant of an Indo-European root shared by Greek doru wood, spear, drus oak.

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