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ar·bour

 (är′bər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of arbor1.

arbour

(ˈɑːbə)
n
1. (Forestry) a leafy glade or bower shaded by trees, vines, shrubs, etc, esp when trained about a trellis
2. (Horticulture) obsolete an orchard, garden, or lawn
[C14 erber, from Old French herbier, from Latin herba grass]

ar•bor1

(ˈɑr bər)

n.
1. a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.
2. a latticework bower intertwined with vines.
[1350–1400; Middle English (h)erber < Anglo-French, Old French (h)erbier herbarium]
ar′bored, adj.

ar•bor2

(ˈɑr bər)

n.
a. a bar, shaft, or axis that holds, turns, or supports a rotating cutting tool or grinding wheel.
b. a beam, shaft, axle, or spindle.
[1650–60; < French, Old French < Latin arbor wooden beam, tree]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arbour - a framework that supports climbing plantsarbour - a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
grape arbor, grape arbour - an arbor where grapes are grown

arbour

noun alcove, corner, bay, shelter, retreat, niche, bower, compartment, recess, cubicle, nook, grotto, gazebo, cubbyhole The plan is to make an arbour of kiwi fruit vines.
Translations

arbour

arbor (US) [ˈɑːbəʳ] Ncenador m, pérgola f

arbour

[ˈɑːrr] n (= bower) → tonnelle f

arbour

, (US) arbor
nLaube f

arbour

arbor [ˈɑːbəʳ] npergolato
References in classic literature ?
In the middle of the orchard we came upon a grape arbour, with seats built along the sides and a warped plank table.
Then, there is a dove-cote, some delightful stew-ponds, and a very pretty canal; and every thing, in short, that one could wish for; and, moreover, it is close to the church, and only a quarter of a mile from the turnpike-road, so 'tis never dull, for if you only go and sit up in an old yew arbour behind the house, you may see all the carriages that pass along.
The arbour was an arch in the wall, lined with ivy; it contained a rustic seat.
Miss Mowcher untied her bonnet, at this passage of her discourse, threw back the strings, and sat down, panting, on a footstool in front of the fire - making a kind of arbour of the dining table, which spread its mahogany shelter above her head.
At last, when we got to his place of business and he pulled out his key from his coat-collar, he looked as unconscious of his Walworth property as if the Castle and the drawbridge and the arbour and the lake and the fountain and the Aged, had all been blown into space together by the last discharge of the Stinger.
So to the Silvan Lodge They came, that like POMONA'S Arbour smil'd With flourets deck't and fragrant smells; but EVE Undeckt, save with her self more lovely fair Then Wood-Nymph, or the fairest Goddess feign'd Of three that in Mount IDA naked strove, Stood to entertain her guest from Heav'n; no vaile Shee needed, Vertue-proof, no thought infirme Alterd her cheek.
This time she made sure of catching her victim, but the cat spied her out, and, springing from one of the boughs of the arbour she flew at Lagree's face and tore out her only eye, thus delivering the Princess for ever from her persecutor.
Dick, who had heard nothing of the matter, was up first on that inauspicious day, and took the journal to an arbour in the garden.
In about an hour Captain Nemo gave the signal to halt; I, for my part, was not sorry, and we stretched ourselves under an arbour of alariae, the long thin blades of which stood up like arrows.
We were soon seated together in a little stone arbour, engaged in conversation, chiefly of smiles.