Harbor

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Harbor \Har"bor\ (h[aum]r"b[~e]r), noun [Written also {harbour}.] [OE. herbor, herberwe, herberge, Icel. herbergi (cf. OHG. heriberga), orig., a shelter for soldiers; herr army + bjarga to save, help, defend; akin to AS. here army, G. heer, OHG. heri, Goth. harjis, and AS. beorgan to save, shelter, defend, G. bergen. See {Harry}, {2d Bury}, and cf. {Harbinger}.]

1. A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.

[A grove] fair harbour that them seems. --Spenser.

For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked. --Dryden.

2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

3. (Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly body. [Obs.]

4. A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.

5. (Glass Works) A mixing box for materials.

{Harbor dues} (Naut.), fees paid for the use of a harbor.

{Harbor seal} (Zool.), the common seal.

{Harbor watch}, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an anchor watch.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Harbor \Har"bor\, verb (used without an object) To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.

For this night let's harbor here in York. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Harbor \Har"bor\ (h[aum]r"b[~e]r), verb (used with an object) [Written also {harbour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Harbored} (-b[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harboring}.] [OE. herberen, herberwen, herbergen; cf. Icel. herbergja. See {Harbor}, noun] To afford lodging to; to entertain as a guest; to shelter; to receive; to give a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought); as, to harbor a grudge.

Any place that harbors men. --Shak.

The bare suspicion made it treason to harbor the person suspected. --Bp. Burnet.

Let not your gentle breast harbor one thought of outrage. --Rowe.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

harbor

noun

1: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo [syn: {seaport}, {haven}, {harbor}, {harbour}]

2: a place of refuge and comfort and security [syn: {harbor}, {harbour}]

verb

1: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment" [syn: {harbor}, {harbour}, {hold}, {entertain}, {nurse}]

2: secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) [syn: {harbor}, {harbour}]

3: keep in one's possession; of animals [syn: {harbor}, {harbour}]

4: hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him" [syn: {harbor}, {harbour}, {shield}]

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