arbour meaning

Pronunciation:   "arbour" in a sentence
  • Noun: arbour  aa(r)bu(r)
    Usage: Brit, Cdn (=arbor)
    1. Tree (as opposed to shrub)
      - arbor [N. Amer, Austral] 
    2. Any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
      - spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor [N. Amer, Austral] 
    3. A framework that supports climbing plants
      "the arbour provided a shady resting place in the park"
      - arbor [N. Amer, Austral], bower, pergola

    Derived forms: arbours

    Type of: framework, rotating shaft, shaft, tree

    Part of: drive

    Encyclopedia: Arbour


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  1. benedick was quietly seated reading in an arbour.
  2. the honours of the mulberry tree, the canal and the yew arbour would all be made over to her.
  3. here, jane, is an arbour; sit down
  4. under the bricks in the grape arbour . no, no . they'd dig for it
  5. the arbour was an arch in the wall, lined with ivy; it contained a rustic seat

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