- arblay, d',
- arbor day,
- arbor vitae,
Origin of arbor1
- 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 mandrel.
- a beam, shaft, axle, or spindle.
Origin of arbor2
noun, plural ar·bo·res [ahr-buh-reez] /ˈɑr bəˌriz/. Botany.
Origin of arbor3
Examples from the Web for arbor
Arbor House wants to buy the next two Leonard novels for $3 million.
Arbor House, which is where he wanted to go anyway, buys the ten-year-old book for more than $300,000.
Arbor House is paying Leonard $3 million for Freaky Deaky, the one in the typewriter now, and the one after it.
These were the reasons why our boys lost one of their Arbor Day trees.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
And in that arbor there lay two men, whose names were Heedless and Too-bold.The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan|John Bunyan
Suddenly springing on the arbor, he bit one grape after another from the bunch.Jewish Literature and Other Essays|Gustav Karpeles
Beyond, by the arbor, were two smaller trees, where a coquettish eye on one looked up to an adoring eye on the other.Sandy|Alice Hegan Rice
He handed Florette a little iron button, which she took with a trembling hand, watching him as he clutched the arbor post.Tom Slade with the Boys Over There|Percy K. Fitzhugh
Word Origin for arbor
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.