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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. 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. [1913 Webster] [A grove] fair harbour that them seems. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly body. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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 haven. [1913 Webster] 5. (Glass Works) A mixing box for materials. [1913 Webster] Harbor dues (Naut.), fees paid for the use of a harbor. Harbor seal (Zool.), the common seal. Harbor watch, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an anchor watch. [1913 Webster]