harbor definition

  • noun:
    • A sheltered part of a body of liquid deep adequate to supply anchorage for boats.
    • someplace of shelter; a refuge.
    • A sheltered expanse of liquid, adjacent to land, which ships may dock or anchor, specifically for loading and unloading.
    • anywhere of housing.
    • A station for rest and activity; a place of safety and convenience; a refuge; a shelter.
    • Specif.: A lodging location; an inn.
    • The mansion of a heavenly body.
    • A portion of a-sea, a lake, or other huge human anatomy of water, either landlocked or unnaturally protected in order to be a spot of protection for vessels in stormy weather condition; a port or haven.
    • A mixing box for materials.
    • A place of refuge; a lodging; an inn.
    • particularly The covert of hart or hind.
    • Accommodation; lodging; housing; refuge.
    • A port or haven for boats; a sheltered recess in the coast-line of a sea, gulf, bay, or lake, most regularly on lips of a river.
    • In glass-making, a chest 6 or 7 feet long which keeps the combined ingredients before they have been put into the pot for fusion.
    • An obsolete kind of arbor, a yard, etc.
    • someplace of refuge and comfort and safety
    • a sheltered interface in which vessels may take in or discharge cargo
  • verb-transitive:
    • to provide housing to: harbor refugees; harbor a fugitive.
    • To provide somewhere, home, or habitat for: a basement that harbors a maze of pipelines; streams that harbor trout and bass.
    • To amuse or nourish (a specified idea or experience): harbor a grudge.
    • to cover lodging to; to captivate as a guest; to shelter; to receive; to offer a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought).
  • verb:
    • to give you a harbor or safe location for.
    • To take refuge or housing in a protected expanse of water.
    • to keep or persistently entertain within one's thoughts or brain.
    • secretly refuge (by fugitives or crooks)
    • protect (a theory, thoughts, or thoughts)
    • hold back a thought or sensation about
    • retain in your control; of creatures
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To lodge, or abide for a while; to take refuge, such as a harbor.
  • others:
    • to present a lodging or lodging-place for; lodge.
    • To give shelter to; protect; secure; secrete: as, to harbor a thief.
    • For this reason To host; cherish; indulge: since, to harbor malice or revenge.
    • To track house, as a deer to its covert; earth.
    • Synonyms Foster, an such like. See cherish.
    • To lodge; dwell.
    • to get shelter or defense; have fun; be released.
    • to get a harbor; anchor in a harbor, as a ship.

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