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ARBOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arbor mean? 

ARBOR (noun)
  The noun ARBOR has 3 senses:

1. tree (as opposed to shrub)
2. any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
3. a framework that supports climbing plants

  Familiarity information: ARBOR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARBOR (noun)


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Meaning:

Tree (as opposed to shrub)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("arbor" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)


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Meaning:

Any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mandrel; mandril; arbor; spindle

Hypernyms ("arbor" is a kind of...):

rotating shaft; shaft (a revolving rod that transmits power or motion)

Holonyms ("arbor" is a part of...):

drive ((computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium)


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Meaning:

A framework that supports climbing plants

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

arbour; bower; pergola; arbor

Context example:

the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park

Hypernyms ("arbor" is a kind of...):

frame; framework; framing (a structure supporting or containing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arbor"):

grape arbor; grape arbour (an arbor where grapes are grown)


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