Tree vs. Chair - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Tree and Chair is that the Tree is a perennial woody plant and Chair is a piece of furniture for sitting on.

Wikipedia

  • Tree

    In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth, plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height. Trees are not a taxonomic group but include a variety of plant species that have independently evolved a woody trunk and branches as a way to tower above other plants to compete for sunlight. Trees tend to be long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old. In wider definitions, the taller palms, tree ferns, bananas, and bamboos are also trees. Trees have been in existence for 370 million years. It is estimated that there are just over 3 trillion mature trees in the world.A tree typically has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground by the trunk. This trunk typically contains woody tissue for strength, and vascular tissue to carry materials from one part of the tree to another. For most trees it is surrounded by a layer of bark which serves as a protective barrier. Below the ground, the roots branch and spread out widely; they serve to anchor the tree and extract moisture and nutrients from the soil. Above ground, the branches divide into smaller branches and shoots. The shoots typically bear leaves, which capture light energy and convert it into sugars by photosynthesis, providing the food for the tree's growth and development. Trees usually reproduce using seeds. Flowers and fruit may be present, but some trees, such as conifers, instead have pollen cones and seed cones. Palms, bananas, and bamboos also produce seeds, but tree ferns produce spores instead. Trees play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate. They remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store large quantities of carbon in their tissues. Trees and forests provide a habitat for many species of animals and plants. Tropical rainforests are among the most biodiverse habitats in the world. Trees provide shade and shelter, timber for construction, fuel for cooking and heating, and fruit for food as well as having many other uses. In parts of the world, forests are shrinking as trees are cleared to increase the amount of land available for agriculture. Because of their longevity and usefulness, trees have always been revered, with sacred groves in various cultures, and they play a role in many of the world's mythologies.

  • Chair

    A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface supported by legs, commonly used to seat a single person. Chairs are supported most often by four legs and have a back; however, a chair can have three legs or can have a different shape. Chairs are made of a wide variety of materials, ranging from wood to metal to synthetic material (e.g. plastic), and they may be padded or upholstered in various colors and fabrics, either just on the seat (as with some dining room chairs) or on the entire chair. Chairs are used in a number of rooms in homes (e.g. in living rooms, dining rooms, and dens), in schools and offices (with desks), and in various other workplaces. A chair without a back or arm rests is a stool, or when raised up, a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair; one with upholstery, reclining action, and a fold-out footrest is a recliner. A permanently fixed chair in a train or theater is a seat or, in an airplane, airline seat; when riding, it is a saddle or bicycle saddle; and for an automobile, a car seat or infant car seat. With wheels it is a wheelchair; or when hung from above, a swing. An upholstered, padded chair for two people is a 'loveseat', while if it is for more than two person it is a couch, sofa, or settee; or if is not upholstered, a bench. A separate footrest for a chair, usually upholstered, is known as an ottoman, hassock, or pouffe.

Wiktionary

  • Tree (noun)

    A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, with a single trunk that grows in girth with age and branches (that also grow in circumference with age).

    "w|Hyperion (tree)|Hyperion is the tallest living tree in the world."

    "Birds have a nest in a tree in the garden."

  • Tree (noun)

    Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense.

    "the banana tree"

  • Tree (noun)

    An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple platforms.

    "He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree."

  • Tree (noun)

    A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.

    "ux|en|He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes."

  • Tree (noun)

    The structural frame of a saddle.

  • Tree (noun)

    A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.

  • Tree (noun)

    A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.

  • Tree (noun)

    A entries or elements such that there are primary and secondary entries shown, usually linked by drawn lines or by indenting to the right.

    "We’ll show it as a tree list."

  • Tree (noun)

    Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).

    "family tree; skill tree"

  • Tree (noun)

    The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.

  • Tree (noun)

    Marijuana.

  • Tree (noun)

    A cross or gallows.

    "Tyburn tree"

  • Tree (noun)

    wood; timber

  • Tree (noun)

    A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.

  • Tree (noun)

    The fifth Lenormand card.

  • Tree (verb)

    To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.

    "The dog treed the cat."

  • Tree (verb)

    To place in a tree.

    "Black bears can tree their cubs for protection, but grizzly bears cannot."

  • Tree (verb)

    To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree.

    "to tree a boot"

  • Chair (noun)

    An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.

    "All I need to weather a snowstorm is hot coffee, a warm fire, a good book and a comfortable chair."

  • Chair (noun)

    The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.

    "My violin teacher used to play first chair with the Boston Pops."

  • Chair (noun)

    An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers, and similar devices.

  • Chair (noun)

    One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.

  • Chair (noun)

    A distinguished professorship at a university.

  • Chair (noun)

    A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse; a gig.

  • Chair (verb)

    to act as chairperson at; to preside over

    "Bob will chair tomorrow's meeting."

  • Chair (verb)

    to carry in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory

  • Chair (verb)

    to award a chair to (a winning poet) at a Welsh eisteddfod

    "The poet was chaired at the national Eisteddfod."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Tree (noun)

    a woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground.

  • Tree (noun)

    (in general use) any bush, shrub, or herbaceous plant with a tall erect stem, e.g. a banana plant.

  • Tree (noun)

    a wooden structure or part of a structure.

  • Tree (noun)

    the cross on which Christ was crucified.

  • Tree (noun)

    a gibbet.

  • Tree (noun)

    a thing that has a branching structure resembling that of a tree.

  • Tree (noun)

    a diagram with a structure of branching connecting lines, representing different processes and relationships.

  • Tree (verb)

    force (a hunted animal) to take refuge in a tree.

  • Tree (verb)

    force (someone) into a difficult situation.

  • Tree (verb)

    (of an area) planted with trees

    "sparsely treed grasslands"

Webster Dictionary

  • Tree (noun)

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

  • Tree (noun)

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

  • Tree (noun)

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

  • Tree (noun)

    A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.

  • Tree (noun)

    Wood; timber.

  • Tree (noun)

    A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution. See Lead tree, under Lead.

  • Tree

    To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel.

  • Tree

    To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n., 3.

  • Chair (noun)

    A movable single seat with a back.

  • Chair (noun)

    An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.

  • Chair (noun)

    The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair.

  • Chair (noun)

    A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.

  • Chair (noun)

    An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.

  • Chair

    To place in a chair.

  • Chair

    To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.

  • Chair

    To function as chairperson of (a meeting, committee, etc.); as, he chaired the meeting.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Tree (noun)

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

  • Tree (noun)

    a figure that branches from a single root;

    "genealogical tree"

  • Tree (noun)

    English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)

  • Tree (verb)

    chase a bear up a tree with dogs and kill it

  • Chair (noun)

    a seat for one person, with a support for the back;

    "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"

  • Chair (noun)

    the position of professor;

    "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

  • Chair (noun)

    the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;

    "address your remarks to the chairperson"

  • Chair (noun)

    an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair;

    "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"

  • Chair (verb)

    act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university;

    "She chaired the department for many years"

  • Chair (verb)

    preside over;

    "John moderated the discussion"

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