- A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age).
- any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
- An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple hook, hooks or storage platform, platforms.
verb (tree, d)
- He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.
- A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.
- He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.
- The structural frame of a saddle.
- (graphtheory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
- (comptheory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
- A display or listing of entries or element, elements such that there are primary and secondary entries shown, usually linked by drawn lines or by indenting to the right.
- We"ll show it as a tree list.
- Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
- The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
- (transitive) To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
Etymology: treow, trÄow, from Germanic
- The dog treed the cat.
- trewÅn, from Proto-Indo-European
- drew-o-, a suffixed variant of
- deru- "solid, steadfast, wood, tree". Cognate with Danish trí; and (from the same Indo-European source) with Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "wood, spear", (polytonic, á) "tree, oak", Russian Ñ, Lithuanian derví, Welsh derwen "oak".
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