follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

arbour

[ahr-ber] /ˈɑr bər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
arbor1 .
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for arbour
  • Then the high priest made the new fire by the friction of two pieces of wood, and placed it on the altar under the green arbour.
British Dictionary definitions for arbour

arbour

/ˈɑːbə/
noun
1.
a leafy glade or bower shaded by trees, vines, shrubs, etc, esp when trained about a trellis
2.
(obsolete) an orchard, garden, or lawn
Word Origin
C14 erber, from Old French herbier, from Latin herba grass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for arbour
n.

chiefly British English spelling of arbor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for arbour

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for arbour

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for arbour