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Definition: Tree

Any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk.

Something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree.

A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.

A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.

Wood; timber.

A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead.

To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel.

To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3.

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