• WordNet 3.6
    • n arbor a framework that supports climbing plants "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
    • n arbor any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
    • n arbor tree (as opposed to shrub)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arbor A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower.
    • Arbor (Mech) A mandrel in lathe turning.
    • Arbor (Bot) A tree, as distinguished from a shrub.
    • Arbor (Mech) An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arbor Literally, a tree: used in this sense chiefly in botanical names.
    • n arbor In mech.: The main support or beam of a machine.
    • n arbor The principal spindle or axis of a wheel or pinion communicating motion to the other moving parts.
    • n arbor A grass-plot; a lawn; a green.
    • n arbor A garden of herbs or of flowering plants; a flower-bed or flower-garden.
    • n arbor A collection of fruit-trees; an orchard.
    • n arbor A bower formed by trees, shrubs, or vines intertwined, or trained over a latticework, so as to make a leafy roof, and usually provided with seats; formerly, any shaded walk.
    • n arbor A platform of boards upon which sea-island cotton is dried to prevent heating and improve the luster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Arbor är′bur the Latin word for tree
    • n Arbor är′bur the main support of a machine: an axis or spindle on which a wheel revolves.
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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. herber, herbere, properly a garden of herbs, F. herbier, fr. L. herbarium,. See Herb, and cf. Herbarium
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It is easy to remember that lignum vitae is one of the hardest woods and arbor vitae one of the softest.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
The sight of a pleasant arbor puts it in our mind to sit there.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Many are eaten in the open street, in arbors made for the occasion.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Mrs. Wilde dismissed the captain and Mr. Waring, and the two women sat down in the arbor, and at once were at ease and at home with each other.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118" by Various
What good talks we used to have as we dined under an arbor in the large garden which was his delight at Lariboisiere!
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
The arbor vitae too, is very common, and grows to a great size, being from two to six feet in diameter.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Thunberg upon the Arbor toxicaria Macassariensis, in the Mem.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
At one side was an old-fashioned garden with an arbor.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It adds to the pleasure attending the observance of Arbor Day when we think how many are uniting with us in its celebration.
"Arbor Day Leaves" by N.H. Egleston
Descending to the garden, she went directly to a secluded arbor, embowered in foliage, at no great distance from the house.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
However, in Miss Camilla's arbor were no lovers, and instead of eglantine were a honeysuckle and a climbing rose.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Here, where she now lay in her gorgeous tomb, had then stood an arbor, and below had roared the rushing river.
"Told in a French Garden" by Mildred Aldrich
Dere was lots of prayin' and shoutin' at dem old brush arbor 'vival meetin's.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Start from a bush arbor.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Ned approached the arbor with hesitating steps, and felt that his appearance was, indeed, sorely against him.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
It grows to the length of five feet, and is arboreal.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
On the left the tops of the arbor vitae and a magnolia are bending in the wind.
"The Amateur Garden" by George W. Cable
Head elongate; ears round; feet arboreal, naked below; tail semi-nude; pelage not spiny.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
From close by, within the arbor, came the sound of faint whispering.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
He pottered about the house and garden and spent long hours musing under the grape arbor.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers

In poetry:

The sleek Brazilian jaguar
Does not in its arboreal gloom
Distil so rank a feline smell
As Grishkin in a drawing-room.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot
Between the leaves in his latticed arbor
He sees the sky, as they flutter and turn,
While moor'd like boats in a golden harbor
The fleets of feathery cloudlets burn.
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Nothing is changed. I see it all once more:
The vine-clad arbor with its rustic seat. . . .
The waterjet still plashes silver sweet,
The ancient aspen rustles as of yore.
"Apres Trois Ans" by Paul Verlaine
Often in my arbor shady
I fall thinking of that lady
And the pranks she used to play;
And I'm cheered--for all we sages
Joy when from those distant ages
Lydia dances down our way.
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field
Wines of the wild grape hang from colonnades
whose broken shafts lie round the fountains rim.
Blossoming roses climb the balustrades
and over garden paths the arbors trim
prolong their close arcades.
"Elysian Landscape" by Clark Ashton Smith
Life was laughing then. Ah! Golu,
Do you think of that old time, And of all the tales I told you
Of my colder Western clime? Do you think how happy were we
When we sailed to strip the palm, And we made a lateen arbor
Of the boat-sail in the calm?
"Golu" by John Boyle O Reilly

In news:

A state official says a fatal crash in Ann Arbor came during an expressway backup caused by the repair of a highway sign.
As of Sunday, November 4, 2012, 02:37 p.m. (AP) — A state official says a fatal crash in Ann Arbor came during an expressway backup caused by the repair of a highway sign.
49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival @ the ICA.
All Blogs Outside The Frame Attend this film fest: 49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival @ the ICA.
49th Ann Arbor Film Fest shines a spotlight on experimental films.
Tops lowered to worship the summer sun, we stomp on gas pedals and shoot down the rural roads outside of Ann Arbor.
Michigan to get 2 new advanced battery research facilities in Holland, Ann Arbor.
New advanced battery centers to open in Ann Arbor, Holland.
Trials may come to Ann Arbor.
Justin Egas DeSousa, Grand Blanc High School Class of 2008, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a bachelor's degree in Aero Space Engineering.
(Ann Arbor Miller for MPR News).
ANN ARBOR, MI - (November 6, 2001) – Online businesses can strengthen their bottom line with today's introduction of Fry InSight, a comprehensive set of services from Fry Multimedia that assess Web site effectiveness.
Installation Spotlight: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Salem boys hoops edges Ann Arbor Skyline.
OSU students run game ball from Columbus to Ann Arbor.

In science:

Recently, researchers in London, Prague, and also Ann Arbor, have noticed an intriguing phenomenon.
Some open problems in random matrix theory and the theory of integrable systems
Raj Rao Nadakuditi, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
The singular values and vectors of low rank perturbations of large rectangular random matrices
Hinich, Melvin and Michael Munger (1994). Ideology and the Theory of Political Choice. Ann Arbor, MI: Univeristy of Michigan Press.
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data
Seoane-Sep´ulveda, Chaos and lineability of pathological phenomena in analysis, ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006.
Algebrability, non-linear properties, and special functions
Gun, Universality of transient dynamics and aging for spin glasses, ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009, Thesis (Ph.D.)–New York University.
Biased random walk on critical Galton-Watson trees conditioned to survive
Lai, Fractional arboricity, strength, and principal partitions in graphs and matroids, Discrete Appl.
A survey on the generalized connectivity of graphs
Stilian Stoev, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 439 W.
Minimal spectral representations of infinitely divisible and max-infinitely divisible processes
Chad Wiley, Nugatory crossings in closed 3-braid diagrams, ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008, Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of California, Santa Barbara.
Generalized crossing changes in satellite knots
Experimental neuroscience has shown that enhanced electric activity induces synaptic growth and dendritic arborization (Lee et al., 1980; Frank, 1997; Klintsova and Greenough, 1999; Roo et al., 2008).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Synaptic growth and dendritic arborization have been shown to increase with electric stimulation (Lee et al., 1980; Roo et al., 2008) – and, in general, the more connected a neuron is, the more current it receives from the sum of its neighbours.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Machine Learning, Ann Arbor, pages 54–64, San Mateo, CA.
Extended Comment on Language Trees and Zipping
Orwant, Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Study in Conflict and Cooperation (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1965). 2. M. Deutsch, Socially relevant science: reflections on some studies of interpersonal conflict. Am.
The Interactive Minority Game: a Web-based investigation of human market interactions
My thinking about such a facility has evolved over a period of several years, starting with a workshop in June 2000 in Glen Arbor, Lake Michigan that I helped organize.
The Physics Case for an e^+ e^- Super B-Factory
Glashow, “A Neutrino Free Universe, Proceedings of Grand Unification, Ann Arbor, ed. J.
Concluding Remarks/Summary
Labeling of total RNA, chip hybridization, and scanning of oligonucleotide microarrays are carried out at independent sites (University of California, Irvine; University of California, Davis; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data