tree house
noun Date: 1867 a structure (as a playhouse) built among the branches of a tree

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tree house — Tree houses, treehouses, or tree forts, are buildings constructed among the branches, around or next to the trunk of one or more mature trees, and are raised above the ground. Tree houses are built and used for recreation, as temporary retreats,… …   Wikipedia

  • tree house — tree′ house n. a small house set in the branches of a tree …   From formal English to slang

  • tree house — tree ,house noun count a small shelter built in a tree for children to play in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tree house — ► NOUN ▪ a structure built in the branches of a tree for children to play in …   English terms dictionary

  • tree house — noun a playhouse built in the branches of a tree • Hypernyms: ↑playhouse, ↑wendy house * * * noun : a dwelling or playhouse built among the branches of a tree * * * a small house, esp. one for children to play in, built or placed up in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree house — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tree house : singular tree house plural tree houses a small shelter built in a tree for children to play in …   English dictionary

  • tree house — a small house, esp. one for children to play in, built or placed up in the branches of a tree. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • tree house — /ˈtri haʊs/ (say tree hows) noun 1. a small structure built among the branches of a tree, as for children to play in. 2. a type of hotel accommodation constructed in a tree, as in an ecotourism resort. Also, treehouse …   Australian English dictionary

  • tree house — noun a) a recreational structure built among the branches of a tree b) a tropical residence built in a tree, or on stilts …   Wiktionary

  • tree house — noun a structure built in the branches of a tree for children to play in …   English new terms dictionary

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