Definitions for: Harbor

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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.

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

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