1

arbor

noun ar·bor \ ˈär-bər \

Definition of arbor

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

Illustration of arbor

Origin and Etymology of arbor

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

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


2

arbor

noun

Definition of arbor

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

Origin and Etymology of arbor

Latin, tree, shaft

Other Building Terms


arbor-

combining form
variants: or arbori-

Definition of arbor-

: tree
  • arboriculture

Origin and Etymology of arbor-

Latin arbor


ARBOR Defined for Kids

arbor

noun ar·bor \ ˈär-bər \

Definition of arbor for Students

: a shelter shaped like an arch over which vines grow

Medical Dictionary

arbor

noun ar·bor \ ˈär-bər \

medical Definition of arbor

: a branching anatomical structure resembling a tree


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up arbor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!