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Definitions of arbor

  1. tree (as opposed to shrub) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A tree, as distinguished from a shrub. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A mandrel in lathe turning. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A bower formed by trees or vines trained over a lattice work; a shaded nook or walk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. An inclosed seat in a garden, covered with branches of trees, plants, etc.: a bower. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A bower; the chief axis of a machine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A spindle or axle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A tree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A tree, as distinguished from a shrub; the principal spindle or axis which communicates motion to the other parts of a machine. Arbor Diance, the tree of Diana, a beautiful arborescent precipitate, made by putting mercury into a solution of nitrate of silver. Arbor Saturni, the tree of Saturn, a similar precipitate, made by putting zinc into a solution of acetate of lead. Arbor vitae, the tree of life, a beautiful evergreen. See Arbour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for arbor

  1. These will each throw out a strong shoot, which should be tied to the arbor they are designed to cover, as shown in Figure 14, and allowed to grow unchecked. – The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines by George Husmann
  2. Leading her to an arbor under the whitewashed trees, they made her sit down. – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett