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Words people most associate with “tree”:

  1. leaf,
  2. plant,
  3. leaves,
  4. branch,
  5. trunk

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Noun (3 meanings)

1. a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms.

tree

tree is a type of:
types of tree:
tree is a member of:
  • forest, wood, woods (noun) - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
tree is made from:
  • heartwood, duramen (noun) - the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant
  • sapwood (noun) - newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant
parts of tree:
  • burl (noun) - a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
  • crown, treetop (noun) - the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
  • limb, tree branch (noun) - any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
  • stump, tree stump (noun) - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
  • trunk, tree trunk, bole (noun) - the main stem of a tree
tree is derivationally related to:
  • to tree (verb) - chase an animal up a tree
  • to tree (verb) - plant with trees
  • treelet (noun) - a small tree

2. a figure that branches from a single root.

tree, tree diagram

Example:
  • “genealogical tree”
tree is a type of:
types of tree:
  • cladogram (noun) - a tree diagram used to illustrate phylogenetic relationships
  • stemma (noun) - a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work

3. English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917).

Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

tree is an instance of:

Verb (4 meanings)

1. force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape.

to corner, tree

to tree is a way to:
to tree is derivationally related to:
  • corner, nook (noun) - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
  • corner (noun) - the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect
  • corner, box (noun) - a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
  • recess, recession, niche, corner (noun) - a small concavity

2. plant with trees.

to tree

Example:
  • “this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer”
to tree is a way to:
  • to plant, set (verb) - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
to tree is derivationally related to:
  • tree (noun) - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown

3. chase an animal up a tree.

to tree

Examples:
  • “the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it”,
  • “her dog likes to tree squirrels”
to tree is a way to:
to tree is derivationally related to:
  • tree (noun) - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown

4. stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree.

to tree, shoetree

to tree is a way to:
  • to elongate, stretch (verb) - make long or longer by pulling and stretching