arbour


arbour
ar|bour
BrE arbor AmE [ˈa:bə US ˈa:rbər] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: herbier 'area of grass', from herbe 'herb, grass']
a shelter in a garden made by making plants grow together on a frame shaped like an ↑arch

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  • Arbour — ist der Familienname mehrerer Personen: Al Arbour (* 1932), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler und trainer Amos Arbour (1895–1943), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Jack Arbour (1898–1973), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler und trainer Louise Arbour (* 1947),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arbour — Arbour, Louise …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • arbour — (n.) British English spelling of ARBOR (Cf. arbor) (q.v.); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arbour — (US arbor) ► NOUN ▪ a shady recess in a garden, with a canopy of trees or climbing plants. ORIGIN Old French erbier, from Latin herba grass, herb ; influenced by Latin arbor tree …   English terms dictionary

  • arbour — [är′bər] n. Brit. sp. of ARBOR1 …   English World dictionary

  • Arbour —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Alger Arbour est un ancien entraineur de hockey sur glace. Amos Arbour (1895 1943) est un ancien joueur professionnel de hockey sur glace… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • arbour — [14] Despite its formal resemblance to, and semantic connections with, Latin arbor ‘tree’, arbour is not etymologically related to it. In fact, its nearest English relative is herb. When it first came into English it was erber, which meant ‘lawn’ …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • arbour — [14] Despite its formal resemblance to, and semantic connections with, Latin arbor ‘tree’, arbour is not etymologically related to it. In fact, its nearest English relative is herb. When it first came into English it was erber, which meant ‘lawn’ …   Word origins

  • arbour — UK [ˈɑː(r)bə(r)] / US [ˈɑrbər] noun [countable] Word forms arbour : singular arbour plural arbours a shelter in a garden that is made by growing plants over a frame …   English dictionary

  • arbour — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)bə(r)[/t]] arbours N COUNT An arbour is a shelter in a garden which is formed by leaves and stems of plants growing close together over a light framework. Syn: bower (in AM, use arbor) …   English dictionary

  • arbour — chiefly British variant of arbor …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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