arbor

noun (1)
ar·​bor | \ ˈär-bər How to pronounce arbor (audio) \

Definition of arbor

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a shelter of vines or branches or of latticework covered with climbing shrubs or vines

arbor

noun (2)

Definition of arbor (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a spindle or axle of a wheel
2 : a main shaft or beam
3 : a shaft on which a revolving cutting tool is mounted
4 : a spindle on a cutting machine that holds the work to be cut
variants: or arbori-

Definition of arbor- (Entry 3 of 3)

: tree arboriculture

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Noun (1)

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First Known Use of arbor

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arbor

Noun (1)

Middle English erber, herber garden, from Anglo-French, from herbe herb, grass

Noun (2)

Latin, tree, shaft

Combining form

Latin arbor

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“Arbor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arbor. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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arbor

noun
ar·​bor | \ ˈär-bər How to pronounce arbor (audio) \

Kids Definition of arbor

: a shelter shaped like an arch over which vines grow

arbor

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ar·​bor | \ ˈär-bər How to pronounce arbor (audio) \

Medical Definition of arbor

: a branching anatomical structure resembling a tree

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