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Meaning of ARBOR

Pronunciation:  'ârbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
  2. [n]  any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
  3. [n]  tree (as opposed to shrub)

ARBOR is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arbour, bower, mandrel, mandril, pergola, spindle
 See Also: drive, frame, framework, framing, grape arbor, grape arbour, rotating shaft, shaft, tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar"bor\, n. [OE. herber, herbere, properly a garden of
    herbs, F. herbier, fr. L. herbarium. See {Herb}, and cf.
    A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines,
    branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower. --Sir
    P. Sidney.
  2. \Ar"bor\, n. [Written also arbour.] [L., a tree, a beam.]
    1. (Bot.) A tree, as distinguished from a shrub.
    2. [Cf. F. arbre.] (Mech.)
       (a) An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion.
       (b) A mandrel in lathe turning. --Knight.
    {Arbor Day}, a day appointed for planting trees and shrubs.
Thesaurus Terms
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