harbor

  • 1 harbor — n Harbor, haven, port are comparable because they have at one time or another meant a place where ships may ride secure from storms. Harbor applies to a portion of a large body of water (as the sea) that is partially or almost wholly enclosed so… …

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  • 2 harbor — har·bor 1 n: a place of security and comfort see also safe harbor harbor 2 vt 1: to receive secretly and conceal (a fugitive from justice) 2: to have (an animal) in one s keeping may not harbor a dog without a permit …

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  • 3 Harbor — Har bor (h[aum]r b[ e]r), 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 …

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  • 4 Harbor — Har bor (h[aum]r b[ e]r), v. t. [Written also {harbour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Harbored} ( b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harboring}.] [OE. herberen, herberwen, herbergen; cf. Icel. herbergja. See {Harbor}, n.] To afford lodging to; to entertain as a… …

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  • 5 harbor — [n1] place for storing boats in the water anchorage, arm, bay, bight, breakwater, chuck, cove, dock, embankment, firth, gulf, haven, inlet, jetty, landing, mooring, pier, port, road, roadstead, wharf; concepts 439,509,514 harbor [n2] place for… …

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  • 6 Harbor — Har bor, v. i. To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor. [1913 Webster] For this night let s harbor here in York. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Harbor — Harbor, OR U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 2622 Housing Units (2000): 1691 Land area (2000): 1.873427 sq. miles (4.852154 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439748 sq. miles (1.138943 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.313175 sq.… …

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  • 8 harbor — [här′bər] n. [ME herberwe < OE herebeorg (& ON herbergi), lit., army shelter (< here, army + beorg, a shelter), akin to OHG heriberga: see HARBINGER] 1. a place of refuge, safety, etc.; retreat; shelter 2. a protected inlet, or branch of a… …

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  • 9 harbor — UK US /ˈhɑːbər/ noun [C] US TRANSPORT ► HARBOUR(Cf. ↑harbour) …

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  • 10 harbor — 01. The [harbor] was filled with the boats of fishermen protesting the government s ban on salmon fishing. 02. We walked down by the [harbor], and looked at the boats for a while. 03. Our hotel room had a balcony with a view over the [harbor], so …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 harbor — harborer, n. harborless, adj. harborous, adj. /hahr beuhr/, n. 1. a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect to coastal features, whether natural or artificial, as to provide protection …

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  • 12 harbor — har•bor [[t]ˈhɑr bər[/t]] n. 1) a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect to coastal features, as to provide protection from winds, waves, and currents 2) such a body of water having… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 harbor — 1. noun a) A sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading. A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and… …

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  • 14 harbor — har|bor1 [ harbər ] noun count or uncount ** an area of water near the land where it is safe for boats to stay. A port is a harbor where passengers and goods can be taken on and off: Norfolk harbor Several fishing boats were moored in the tiny… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 Harbor — For other uses, see Harbor (disambiguation). Capri harbour, Italy seen from Anacapri A harbour or harbor (see spelling differences), or haven, is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from …

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  • 16 harbor — {{11}}harbor (n.) lodging for ships, early 12c., probably from O.E. herebeorg lodgings, quarters, from here army, host (see HARRY (Cf. harry)) + beorg refuge, shelter (related to beorgan save, preserve; see BURY (Cf. bury)); perhaps modeled on… …

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  • 17 harbor — I noun 1. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo (Freq. 8) • Syn: ↑seaport, ↑haven, ↑harbour • Hypernyms: ↑port • Hyponyms: ↑ …

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  • 18 harbor — A restricted body of water, an anchorage, or other limited coastal water area and its mineable water approaches, from which shipping operations are projected or supported. Generally, a harbor is part of a base, in which case the harbor defense… …

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  • 19 Harbor — Recorded in many spelling forms including Arbor, Harbour, Harbor, Harberer, Harbisher, and Harbar, this is an English, and sometimes Scottish, surname. Derived from the pre 7th century Olde English compound word herebeorg, the surname is or… …

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  • 20 harbor — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, anchorage, anchorage ground, arm, armlet, armor, asylum, basin, bay, bayou, bear, bed, belt, berth, bestow, bight, billet, board, boca, bosom, bourn, breakwater, bulkhead, bunk, cabin, camp, chamber,… …

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