Arbor



a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.
a latticework bower intertwined with climbing vines and flowers.
Obsolete. a grass plot; lawn; garden; orchard.
Machinery.

a bar, shaft, or axis that holds, turns, or supports a rotating cutting tool or grinding wheel, often having a tapered shank fitting tightly into the spindle of a machine tool.
Compare .
a beam, shaft, axle, or spindle.

Metallurgy. a reinforcing member of a core or mold.
a tree.
Contemporary Examples

arbor House is paying Leonard $3 million for Freaky Deaky, the one in the typewriter now, and the one after it.
Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune Mike Lupica September 12, 2014

arbor House wants to buy the next two Leonard novels for $3 million.
Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune Mike Lupica September 12, 2014

arbor House, which is where he wanted to go anyway, buys the ten-year-old book for more than $300,000.
Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune Mike Lupica September 12, 2014

Historical Examples

It is easy to remember that lignum vitae is one of the hardest woods and arbor vitae one of the softest.
Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

At length he decided on having a fountain, a grotto, and an arbor.
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

Later the tops of these posts are connected by cross-bars and an arbor is thus formed.
The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick

It was built of saplings, and at the place previously occupied by the arbor.
The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger

The blank cutter is placed at an angle to an arbor axis, and is cut to shape by the tool.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

Into the arbor they pushed the two coaches, and then dropped, laughing, on the seats.
Marjorie’s Busy Days Carolyn Wells

Coming to the arbor she slowed down for a step or two, arrested by the recollection of her last meeting with Lanstron.
The Last Shot Frederick Palmer

noun
the US spelling of arbour
noun
a rotating shaft in a machine or power tool on which a milling cutter or grinding wheel is fitted
a rotating shaft or mandrel on which a workpiece is fitted for machining
(metallurgy) a part, piece, or structure used to reinforce the core of a mould
n.

c.1300, herber, “herb garden,” from Old French erbier “field, meadow; kitchen garden,” from Latin herba “grass, herb” (see herb). Later “a grassy plot” (early 14c., a sense also in Old French), “a shaded nook” (mid-14c.). Probably not from Latin arbor “tree,” though perhaps influenced by its spelling.

The change from er- to ar- before consonants in Middle English also reflects a pronunciation shift: cf. farm from ferme, harbor from Old English herebeorg.

arbor ar·bor (är’bər)
n. pl. ar·bo·res (är’bə-rēz’)
A treelike anatomical structure.

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    a day, varying in date but always in the spring, observed in certain states of the U.S. by the planting of trees. the day set aside for the planting of trees, first celebrated 1872 in Nebraska, the brainchild of U.S. agriculturalist and journalist J. Sterling Morton (1832-1902). From Latin arbor “tree,” of unknown origin.

  • Arbor vitae

    a treelike appearance in a vertical section of the cerebellum, due to the arrangement of the white and gray nerve tissues. Historical Examples It is easy to remember that lignum vitae is one of the hardest woods and arbor vitae one of the softest. Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller I am going into […]



  • Arborvitae

    any of several ornamental or timber-producing evergreen trees belonging to the genus Thuja, of the cypress family, native to North America and eastern Asia, having a scaly bark and scalelike leaves on branchlets. Anatomy, .

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    adjective (literary) resembling a tree wooded



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