Meaning of ARBOR in English


arbor 1

/ahr"beuhr/ , n.

1. a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.

2. a latticework bower intertwined with climbing vines and flowers.

3. Obs. a grass plot; lawn; garden; orchard.

Also, esp. Brit., arbour .

[ 1350-1400; ME ( h ) erber h ) erbier HERBARIUM; resp. with -or under the influence of ARBOR 3 ]

arbor 2

/ahr"beuhr/ , n.

1. Mach.

a. 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. Cf. mandrel .

b. a beam, shaft, axle, or spindle.

2. Metall. a reinforcing member of a core or mold.

[ 1650-60; resp., by assoc. with ARBOR 3 , of earlier arber, arbre arbor wooden beam or part in an olive press, tree ]

arbor 3

— arboresque , adj.

/ahr"beuhr/ , n. , pl. arbores /ahr"beuh reez'/ . Bot.

a tree.

[ 1660-70; ]

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