Definition of tree in English:
1A woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground. Compare with shrub1.
- At the same time, branch-cutting was encouraged to get the tree to grow a single, main trunk.
- He wrapped his wings around himself and then leaned back against the trunk of the tree, watching the ground beneath him.
- Unlike many plants that grow in trees, epiphytic orchids are not parasites and don't harm the plants on which they grow.
2A wooden structure or part of a structure.
3A thing that has a branching structure resembling that of a tree.
- Both structure-based trees are moderately resolved with very short internal branches.
- It would be interesting to get data on how widespread the practice of parallel source code trees is outside the Linux project.
- As you build up the GUI, the design tree reflects the widget hierarchy.
3.1 (also tree diagram) A diagram with a structure of branching connecting lines, representing different processes and relationships.
- It is famously understood that Darwin used a tree diagram to represent evolutionary relationships.
- It gets a bit clumsy showing the generational relationships with brackets - a tree diagram gives a clearer picture as the generations continue.
- This growth pattern tends to make the tableau look like a tree diagram or organizational chart.
verb (trees, treeing, treed)[with object] Back to top
1North American Force (a hunted animal) to take refuge in a tree.
- Last week residents of midtown Palo Alto, California, were warned of a cougar on the prowl in their neighborhood, where another big cat was treed and shot last May.
- But when you finally drag yourself up to where the lion is treed, it's a spectacular sight.
- Hunting dogs have an easier time treeing a raccoon than forcing it out of a burrow.
2 (as adjective treed) (Of an area) planted with trees: sparsely treed grasslands
More example sentences
- The view seems idyllic - a broad expanse of glistening lake under a big blue sky, surrounded by treed shoreline.
- On a wide coastal plain, a broad river with sparsely treed grasslands on either side meandered towards the foothills.
- The property itself is very well treed providing a lovely haven for our feathered friends.
- Example sentences
- The town sits on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert to the north, and the vast, treeless plains of the arid Nullabor Plains to the east.
- Trapped between the Wind Rivers, Gros Ventre and Wyoming mountain ranges, the upper Green River Basin is a desolate, treeless expanse twice the elevation of Snoqualmie Pass.
- The alternative was being housed in evacuee accommodation of the type we saw on the way back to Kiev, a 10-storey structure in the middle of a treeless, desolate field.
- Example sentences
- Through the window of treelessness, the sunset is paralysing, a fireball sinking into rolling hills.
- But as for the cons, the treelessness is only in some places and that's because this is part of the prairie states.
- Other hypothesized explanations for treelessness have included both soil moisture limitations or excessive soil moisture.
- Example sentences
- These tree-like creatures, agonizingly slow and covered with mossy bark, nursed themselves on tales of past glory while their numbers dwindled in their isolation.
- Its 45-inch pallav had beautiful tree-like motifs.
- The firm also said that with tree-like masts, the actual antennae for sending signals had to be placed five metres below the top of the mast, and that would have made it pointless installing a mast at that location.
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