American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure built among the limbs of a tree, usually for recreation.
- n. a recreational structure built among the branches of a tree
- n. a tropical residence built in a tree, or on stilts
- n. a playhouse built in the branches of a tree
“He mentioned his Trevelyan grandfather, and his habit of dining each night in a tree house wallpapered with daily shooting tallies.”
“She grew a nice tree house and some cushion cactus for bedding-that kind had spines so soft they hardly even tickled-and swept out the house with some broom she sprouted for the purpose.”
“It seemed to think this nocturnal start on a tree house decidedly more of a lark than lying curled up on James Carlton's bed.”
“Jahan advised us, and we ended up in an Isanjo tree house hotel that sprawled through an old-growth forest on the outskirts of the capital city.”
“The tree house was the only place I decorated, bringing up a poster of Gerry Cheevers in his stitch-covered goalie mask and a little plant stand on which I placed a doily and my portable radio.”
“She climbed into the tree house and planted a monkey-puzzle tree.”
“The summer the left behind girl was seventeen-going-on-eighteen, her back-up best friend represents in the tree house at twilight.”
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