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ar·bor 1

 (är′bər)
n.
A shady resting place in a garden or park, often made of latticework on which plants such as climbing shrubs or vines are grown.

[Middle English herber, from Old French erbier, garden, from erbe, herb; see herb.]

ar·bor 2

 (är′bər)
n.
1. An axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe.
2. A bar for supporting cutting tools.
3. A spindle of a wheel, as in watches and clocks.
4. pl. ar·bo·res (är′bə-rēz′) A tree, as opposed to a shrub.

[French arbre, from Latin arbor, tree.]

arbor

(ˈɑːbə)
n
(Forestry) the US spelling of arbour

arbor

(ˈɑːbə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a rotating shaft in a machine or power tool on which a milling cutter or grinding wheel is fitted
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a rotating shaft or mandrel on which a workpiece is fitted for machining
3. (Metallurgy) metallurgy a part, piece, or structure used to reinforce the core of a mould
[C17: from Latin: tree, mast]

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.arbor - tree (as opposed to shrub)arbor - tree (as opposed to shrub)    
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.arbor - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating partsarbor - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
rotating shaft, shaft - a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
3.arbor - a framework that supports climbing plantsarbor - 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