- treeW1S1 [tri:] n[: Old English; Origin: treow]1.) a very tall plant that has branches and leaves, and lives for many years▪ As a kid, I loved to climb trees.a cherry/peach/apple etc tree▪ We planted a peach tree in the backyard.▪ the trunk of an old oak tree (=the main central part part, from which the branches grow)2.) a drawing that connects things with lines to show how they are related to each other→top of the tree at ↑top1 (3)→it doesn't grow on trees at ↑grow→be up a gum tree at ↑gum tree▬▬▬▬▬▬▬WORD FOCUS: treeparts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twiga large area of trees: forest, rainforest, junglea small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket (BrE), copse (BrE)types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood treewood from trees: timber, lumber, firewoodSee also: bush, shrub, sapling, deforestation▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.