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A linden tree
A tree structure.
See also tre, and tré

English

Etymology

From Old English trēow, from Proto-Germanic *trewōn, from Proto-Indo-European *drew-o-, a suffixed variant of *drew, *deru, *dóru (solid, steadfast, wood, tree). Cognate with Danish træ; and (from the same Indo-European source) with Ancient Greek δόρυ (doru), wood, spear), δρῦς (drus), tree, oak), Russian дерево (dérevo), Lithuanian dervà, Welsh derwen (oak).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tree

Plural
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  1. 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).
  2. Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
  3. An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple hooks or storage platforms.
    He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.
  4. A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.
    He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.
  5. The structural frame of a saddle.
  6. (graph theory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
  7. (computing theory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
  8. (graphical user interface) A display or listing of entries or 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.
  9. Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
  10. The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tree

Third person singular
tree

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to tree (third-person singular simple present tree, present participle d, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
    The dog treed the cat.

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Dutch

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Pronunciation

Noun

tree m. (plural treden, diminutive treetje)

  1. step (of a staircase), stair

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