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Meaning of HARBOR

Pronunciation:  'hârbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a place where ships can take on or discharge cargo
  2. [v]  maintain; as of a theory, thoughts, or feelings; "bear a grudge"; "hold a grudge"
  3. [v]  hold a thought or feeling of
  4. [v]  keep in one's possession; of animals
  5. [v]  secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

HARBOR is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: entertain, harbour, harbour, harbour, harbour, harbour, haven, hold, nurse, seaport, shield
 See Also: anchorage, anchorage ground, coaling station, conceal, dock, dockage, docking facility, experience, feel, hide, hold on, keep, landing, landing place, Pearl Harbor, port, port of call, seafront, shelter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Har"bor\, n. [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.
    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
    5. (Glass Works) A mixing box materials.
    {Harbor dues} (Naut.), fees paid for the use of a harbor.
    {Harbor seal} (Zo["o]l.), the common seal.
    {Harbor watch}, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an
       anchor watch.
  2. \Har"bor\, v. t. [Written also {harbour}.] [imp. & p. p.
    {Harbored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Harboring}.] [OE. herberen,
    herberwen, herbergen; cf. Icel. herbergja. See {Harbor}, n.]
    To afford lodging to; to enter as guest; to receive; to give
    a refuge to; indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp.
    an ill thought).
          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.
  3. \Har"bor\, v. i.
    To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a
          For this night let's harbor here in York. --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a harbor in your dream means shelter from a stormy relationship or chaotic situation. You may be seeking refuge until you can recollect your thoughts and prepare for the challenges ahead.
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