(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: plant

2. a figure that branches from a single root

- genealogical tree

Definition categories: shape

Sentences with tree as a noun:

- Hyperion is the tallest living tree in the world.

- Birds have a nest in a tree in the garden.

- He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.

- He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.

- We’ll show it as a tree list.

- Tyburn tree


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

Similar word(s): corner

Definition categories: motion, channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

2. plant with trees

- this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer

Definition categories: contact, plant, set

3. chase an animal up a tree

- the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it

- her dog likes to tree squirrels

Definition categories: competition, chase, dog, tag, tail, track, trail

4. stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree

Similar word(s): shoetree

Definition categories: change, elongate, stretch

Sentences with tree as a verb:

- The dog treed the cat.

- to tree a boot