Definitions for: Arbor


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar"bor, n. [OE. herber, herbere, properly a garden of
herbs, F. herbier, fr. L. herbarium. See Herb, and cf.
Herbarium.]
A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines,
branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower. --Sir
P. Sidney.


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.
[U.S.]

Synonyms: arbour, bower, mandrel, mandril, pergola, spindle

See Also: drive, frame, framework, framing, grape arbor, grape arbour, rotating shaft, shaft, tree

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