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Noun: harbor  haar-bur
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: harbour)
  1. A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    - seaport, haven, harbour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. [US] A sheltered area of coast where ships can dock or anchor safely
    - harbour [Brit], port
  3. A place of refuge and comfort and security
    - harbour [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: harbor  haar-bur
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: harbour)
  1. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    "harbor a resentment";
    - harbour [Brit, Cdn], hold, entertain, nurse, bear
  2. Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
    - harbour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Keep in one's possession; of animals
    - harbour [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Hold back a thought or feeling about
    "She is harboring a grudge against him";
    - harbour [Brit, Cdn], shield

Derived forms: harbors, harboring, harbored

Type of: asylum, conceal, experience, feel, hide, hold on, keep, port, refuge, sanctuary, shelter

Part of: seafront

Encyclopedia: Harbor, Or