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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tree \Tree\ (tr[=e]), noun [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre['o], tre['o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. trae, Sw. tr[aum], tr[aum]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree, oak, do'ry a beam, spear shaft, spear, Skr. dru tree, wood, d[=a]ru wood. [root]63, 241. Cf. {Dryad}, {Germander}, {Tar}, noun, {Trough}.]

1. (Bot.) Any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk.

Note: The kind of tree referred to, in any particular case, is often indicated by a modifying word; as forest tree, fruit tree, palm tree, apple tree, pear tree, etc.

2. Something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree.

3. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.

4. A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.

[Jesus] whom they slew and hanged on a tree. --Acts x. 39.

5. Wood; timber. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

In a great house ben not only vessels of gold and of silver but also of tree and of earth. --Wyclif (2 Tim. ii. 20).

6. (Chem.) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See {Lead tree}, under {Lead}.

{Tree bear} (Zool.), the raccoon. [Local, U. S.]

{Tree beetle} (Zool.) any one of numerous species of beetles which feed on the leaves of trees and shrubs, as the May beetles, the rose beetle, the rose chafer, and the goldsmith beetle.

{Tree bug} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of hemipterous insects which live upon, and suck the sap of, trees and shrubs. They belong to {Arma}, {Pentatoma}, {Rhaphigaster}, and allied genera.

{Tree cat} (Zool.), the common paradoxure ({Paradoxurus musang}).

{Tree clover} (Bot.), a tall kind of melilot ({Melilotus alba}). See {Melilot}.

{Tree crab} (Zool.), the purse crab. See under {Purse}.

{Tree creeper} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of arboreal creepers belonging to {Certhia}, {Climacteris}, and allied genera. See {Creeper}, 3.

{Tree cricket} (Zool.), a nearly white arboreal American cricket ({Ecanthus niv[oe]us}) which is noted for its loud stridulation; -- called also {white cricket}.

{Tree crow} (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World crows belonging to {Crypsirhina} and allied genera, intermediate between the true crows and the jays. The tail is long, and the bill is curved and without a tooth.

{Tree dove} (Zool.) any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic doves belonging to {Macropygia} and allied genera. They have long and broad tails, are chiefly arboreal in their habits, and feed mainly on fruit.

{Tree duck} (Zool.), any one of several species of ducks belonging to {Dendrocygna} and allied genera. These ducks have a long and slender neck and a long hind toe. They are arboreal in their habits, and are found in the tropical parts of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

{Tree fern} (Bot.), an arborescent fern having a straight trunk, sometimes twenty or twenty-five feet high, or even higher, and bearing a cluster of fronds at the top. Most of the existing species are tropical.

{Tree fish} (Zool.), a California market fish ({Sebastichthys serriceps}).

{Tree frog}. (Zool.) (a) Same as {Tree toad}. (b) Any one of numerous species of Old World frogs belonging to {Chiromantis}, {Rhacophorus}, and allied genera of the family {Ranidae}. Their toes are furnished with suckers for adhesion. The flying frog (see under {Flying}) is an example.

{Tree goose} (Zool.), the bernicle goose.

{Tree hopper} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small leaping hemipterous insects which live chiefly on the branches and twigs of trees, and injure them by sucking the sap. Many of them are very odd in shape, the prothorax being often prolonged upward or forward in the form of a spine or crest.

{Tree jobber} (Zool.), a woodpecker. [Obs.]

{Tree kangaroo}. (Zool.) See {Kangaroo}.

{Tree lark} (Zool.), the tree pipit. [Prov. Eng.]

{Tree lizard} (Zool.), any one of a group of Old World arboreal lizards (formerly grouped as the {Dendrosauria}) comprising the chameleons; also applied to various lizards belonging to the families {Agamidae} or {Iguanidae}, especially those of the genus {Urosaurus}, such as the {lined tree lizard} ({Urosaurus ornatus}) of the southwestern U.S.

{Tree lobster}. (Zool.) Same as {Tree crab}, above.

{Tree louse} (Zool.), any aphid; a plant louse.

{Tree moss}. (Bot.) (a) Any moss or lichen growing on trees. (b) Any species of moss in the form of a miniature tree.

{Tree mouse} (Zool.), any one of several species of African mice of the subfamily {Dendromyinae}. They have long claws and habitually live in trees.

{Tree nymph}, a wood nymph. See {Dryad}.

{Tree of a saddle}, a saddle frame.

{Tree of heaven} (Bot.), an ornamental tree ({Ailantus glandulosus}) having long, handsome pinnate leaves, and greenish flowers of a disagreeable odor.

{Tree of life} (Bot.), a tree of the genus Thuja; arbor vitae.

{Tree onion} (Bot.), a species of garlic ({Allium proliferum}) which produces bulbs in place of flowers, or among its flowers.

{Tree oyster} (Zool.), a small American oyster ({Ostrea folium}) which adheres to the roots of the mangrove tree; -- called also {raccoon oyster}.

{Tree pie} (Zool.), any species of Asiatic birds of the genus {Dendrocitta}. The tree pies are allied to the magpie.

{Tree pigeon} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of longwinged arboreal pigeons native of Asia, Africa, and Australia, and belonging to {Megaloprepia}, {Carpophaga}, and allied genera.

{Tree pipit}. (Zool.) See under {Pipit}.

{Tree porcupine} (Zool.), any one of several species of Central and South American arboreal porcupines belonging to the genera {Chaetomys} and {Sphingurus}. They have an elongated and somewhat prehensile tail, only four toes on the hind feet, and a body covered with short spines mixed with bristles. One South American species ({Sphingurus villosus}) is called also {couiy}; another ({Sphingurus prehensilis}) is called also {c[oe]ndou}.

{Tree rat} (Zool.), any one of several species of large ratlike West Indian rodents belonging to the genera {Capromys} and {Plagiodon}. They are allied to the porcupines.

{Tree serpent} (Zool.), a tree snake.

{Tree shrike} (Zool.), a bush shrike.

{Tree snake} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of snakes of the genus {Dendrophis}. They live chiefly among the branches of trees, and are not venomous.

{Tree sorrel} (Bot.), a kind of sorrel ({Rumex Lunaria}) which attains the stature of a small tree, and bears greenish flowers. It is found in the Canary Islands and Tenerife.

{Tree sparrow} (Zool.) any one of several species of small arboreal sparrows, especially the American tree sparrow ({Spizella monticola}), and the common European species ({Passer montanus}).

{Tree swallow} (Zool.), any one of several species of swallows of the genus {Hylochelidon} which lay their eggs in holes in dead trees. They inhabit Australia and adjacent regions. Called also {martin} in Australia.

{Tree swift} (Zool.), any one of several species of swifts of the genus {Dendrochelidon} which inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia.

{Tree tiger} (Zool.), a leopard.

{Tree toad} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of amphibians belonging to {Hyla} and allied genera of the family {Hylidae}. They are related to the common frogs and toads, but have the tips of the toes expanded into suckers by means of which they cling to the bark and leaves of trees. Only one species ({Hyla arborea}) is found in Europe, but numerous species occur in America and Australia. The common tree toad of the Northern United States ({Hyla versicolor}) is noted for the facility with which it changes its colors. Called also {tree frog}. See also {Piping frog}, under {Piping}, and {Cricket frog}, under {Cricket}.

{Tree warbler} (Zool.), any one of several species of arboreal warblers belonging to {Phylloscopus} and allied genera.

{Tree wool} (Bot.), a fine fiber obtained from the leaves of pine trees.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tree \Tree\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Treed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Treeing}.]

1. To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel. --J. Burroughs.

2. To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See {Tree}, noun, 3.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

2: a figure that branches from a single root; "genealogical tree" [syn: {tree}, {tree diagram}]

3: English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917) [syn: {Tree}, {Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree}]


1: force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape [syn: {corner}, {tree}]

2: plant with trees; "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"

3: chase an animal up a tree; "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

4: stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree [syn: {tree}, {shoetree}]

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A Brief Explanation of Some Symptoms of My Mental Illness

This is what I was doing on the day Bernie Sanders gave his "Restore American Democracy" speech above.

My dream this morning. (Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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I had really cool dreams this morning, but unfortunately I don't remember much of them.

I interacted with many beautiful intelligent characters, male and female, and they all said with great enthusiasm and empathy but gently apologetically as if sorry to disappoint that they were me. "We're You!", they said excitedly but with a tinge of sadness at the implications for my sense of loneliness.

In one part of the dream an invisible dream guide was testing my dream hearing. He was talking to me in sentences over and over again and different levels of volume, down to a point where I couldn't quite make out what he was saying, then up to a point where I could hear him again. He would say a sentence, then I'd repeat it back to him, until I couldn't make the sentences out anymore. It's like he was testing my internal dialog volume level to determine the lowest level that I could perceive. Subliminals. Calibrations. Very interesting. I wonder what they're up to.

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I really had cool FANTASY dreams this morning.

In one, I was in a library and there was a section where every book was an interesting and novel and revealing look at thinking and being creative. The illustrations were all beautiful and complex.

I got a handful of the books.

Then I took them to my warehouse loft apartment in the dream.

There was a woman there.

In one part of the dream I was explaining to the woman that I was really smart but that I had a disability. I said originally I thought that I could do whatever I set my mind to, but because of my disability, I would have to focus on FANTASY instead of math and science and programming and SECURITY.


Then I went outside of the loft to the roof of the building. There was a hole going through the roof to a lower floor. When I stood over the hole, it went on forever, there was like a lighted crystalline miniature city in the hole. Everything was really fragile. I reached down with my right hand and touched a miniature lighted skyscraper and it tipped over and came to rest at an angle against another miniature lighted skyscraper.

Then a demon being came out of the hole and took me over. Suddenly, I looked like the demon being, and my real body appeared separately. The demon being said that we were going to be in switched bodies for 30 days.

Then there was one part of the dream where I realized that it had been 2 weeks since I had contacted my family. I wanted to call my Dad. There was a huge video screen and some phone numbers appeared and they said they were calling Dad. But the numbers were in a different format than Dad's number. I explained to them that my Dad's number was in a different format. Then they decided that we would go there instead.

Then there was a young kid with me and we were in a car on 4 lane freeway headed North towards my Dad's house. The kid didn't know how to drive and we were weaving all over the place in heavy traffic. It was very dramatic. Finally, we pulled off at an offramp and ended up standing on a hill above some church grounds. We were about 200 feet away from the door of the church on a hill and there was another hole in the ground in front of the church. The kid fired an Estes rocket toward the hole, it flew through the air but landed on the edge of the hole and caught on fire. It just kept burning. Then the hole was filled with dirty slushy snow and something started raising out of the ground.

It was a green alien lizard/humanoid being with big yellow eyes. He complained that he wanted to be left to rot in his eternal sleep and didn't want to be woken up.

Those are the details that I can remember.

When I woke up, I felt like I had just had a great FANTASY dream.


I was on a sidewalk along the beach and there were vendor stands and there was an outdoor club that was having a party.

A gorgeous woman at a stand walked over to me and kissed me on the lips. She said something like, "I want to have a test."

Then some other people started talking to me.

Then we went to the outdoor club and there was a cover charge. They said we could come in temporarily without paying a cover. She gave me a little sticker. I didn't have a shirt on.

I went to the back of the club and there were some racks of clothes. I was looking for a T-shirt. Then I went to another room and there was a large yellow T-shirt on a rack. I put it on.

On my way back outside, I saw a mirror and could see that I looked really fat, as my stomach was sticking out. Then somebody said the T-shirt was dirty and smelled like body odor. I smelled it and agreed. I took it back and put it on a hangar. I went to the back and found some brand new T-shirts that were on sale. I put one on and it fit. Then I went outside.

I went to the person who was checking tickets and asked her what I was supposed to do with the sticker. She said I should just put the sticker on and not worry about paying a cover charge.

Then there was a little guy at a desk selling breath mints. Remembering having gotten the kiss from the beautiful woman, I decided to buy some breath mints. When I was handing the guy a couple of quarters, I dropped one. When I looked down on the ground in the dirt, there were lots of other quarters and nickels and dimes on the ground. I began collecting them. I dug a little bit more into the dirt and there were more.

Then the phone rang and I woke up. It was the Highline Bookstore letting me know that my books and parking pass are ready.

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When they let me DRIVE, I always just ask them what they want me to do or say or type? The situation repeats over and over again. When I'm not controlled, I'm volunteering to be controlled. I TRUST my HIGHER POWERS. I BELIEVE in the BENEVOLENCE of the scientific community. I have FAITH that when they are DRIVING I am serving the GREATER GOOD of We the People. I am the ultimate PLEASER. I come bearing GIFTS. I have GOOD NEWS. I have CAREFULLY analyzed the situation and to the best of my UNDERSTANDING, this is what YOU WANT and this what YOU NEED. YOU in this case is We the People. My name is Ken and I am addressing the PUBLIC.

Is there any way I can make my situation more USEFUL to others? Is there anything I can do to be more HELPFUL? How can I be more CONSTRUCTIVE? How can I do this in the way that is the most BENEFICIAL for others? I leave it up to YOU to HELP me to be as socially and ecologically RESPONSIBLE as possible. I will be exceptionally OPEN and TRANSPARENT.