tree house

or tree·house

[ tree-hous ]


  1. a small house, especially one for children to play in, built or placed up in the branches of a tree.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tree house1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

When not screaming or yelling hysterically, Samuel is brandishing makeshift weapons and pushing his cousins off a tree house.

Rather, it was warm and safe—like a velvet-wallpapered tree house in autumn.

Mr. Monkey, with a bunch of bananas slung over his back, came scrambling up to the tree-house.

So away they all went, leaving the tree-house empty, and expecting to meet Mappo somewhere on the road through the jungle.

The tiger knew none of the monkey family was near the tree-house except Mappo.

It is sometimes necessary in a two-tree house to allow for the movement of the tree trunks.

They swung themselves down from the tree-house, and started back to camp at a slow run.


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