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NOUN (3)

1. tree (as opposed to shrub);

2. any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts;
[syn: spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor]

3. a framework that supports climbing plants;
- Example: "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
[syn: arbor, arbour, bower, pergola]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arbor \Ar"bor\, n. [OE. herber, herbere, properly a garden of herbs, F. herbier, fr. L. herbarium. See Herb, and cf. Herbarium.] A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arbor \Ar"bor\, n. [Written also arbour.] [L., a tree, a beam.] 1. (Bot.) A tree, as distinguished from a shrub. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. F. arbre.] (Mech.) (a) An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion. (b) A mandrel in lathe turning. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

arbor n 1: tree (as opposed to shrub) 2: any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts [syn: spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor] 3: a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park" [syn: arbor, arbour, bower, pergola]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "arbor": alcove, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, belvedere, bower, casino, conservatory, distaff, fulcrum, gazebo, gimbal, glasshouse, greenhouse, gudgeon, hinge, hingle, hub, kiosk, lathhouse, mandrel, nave, oarlock, pergola, pin, pintle, pivot, pole, radiant, retreat, rowlock, spindle, summerhouse, swivel, trunnion