Definition for treed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), treed, tree·ing.
Origin of tree
Examples from the Web for treed
We felt assured that the Cougar was treed, and that he would rest for some time to recover from his fatigue.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2|Maria R. Audubon
One time he treed forty-seven of em where the ground was soft and swampy.The Campers Out|Edward S. Ellis
They were not permitted to carry guns and so when the game was treed the tree had to be cut down in order to get it.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
So I wasn't far away when the big cat was treed by the dogs.I Married a Ranger|Dama Margaret Smith
And therewith he began to go down the side of a ghyll well bushed and treed, and somewhat steep, and Osberne followed him.The Sundering Flood|William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for treed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for treed (2 of 2)
- a branching diagrammatic representation of something, such as the grammatical structure of a sentence
- (as modifier)a tree diagram
verb trees, treeing or treed (tr)
Word Origin for tree
Word Origin and History for treed
Old English treo, treow "tree" (also "wood"), from Proto-Germanic *trewan (cf. Old Frisian tre, Old Saxon trio, Old Norse tre, Gothic triu), from PIE *deru- "oak" (cf. Sanskrit dru "tree, wood," daru "wood, log;" Greek drys "oak," doru "spear;" Old Church Slavonic drievo "tree, wood;" Serbian drvo "tree," drva "wood;" Russian drevo "tree, wood;" Czech drva; Polish drwa "wood;" Lithuanian derva "pine wood;" Old Irish daur, Welsh derwen "oak," Albanian drusk "oak").
Importance of the oak in mythology is reflected in the recurring use of words for "oak" to mean "tree." In Old English and Middle English, also "thing made of wood," especially the cross of the Crucifixion and a gallows (cf. Tyburn tree, gallows mentioned 12c. at Tyburn, at junction of Oxford Street and Edgware Road, place of public execution for Middlesex until 1783). Sense in family tree first attested 1706; verb meaning "to chase up a tree" is from 1700. Tree-hugger, contemptuous for "environmentalist" is attested by 1989.
Minc'd Pyes do not grow upon every tree,
But search the Ovens for them, and there they be.
["Poor Robin," Almanack, 1669]
Science definitions for treed
Idioms and Phrases with treed
see bark up the wrong tree; can't see the forest for the trees; talk someone's arm off (the bark off a tree); up a tree.