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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo;
[syn: seaport, haven, harbor, harbour]

2. a place of refuge and comfort and security;
[syn: harbor, harbour]


VERB (4)

1. secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals);
[syn: harbor, harbour]

2. keep in one's possession; of animals;
[syn: harbor, harbour]

3. hold back a thought or feeling about;
- Example: "She is harboring a grudge against him"
[syn: harbor, harbour, shield]

4. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);
- Example: "bear a grudge"
- Example: "entertain interesting notions"
- Example: "harbor a resentment"
[syn: harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse]


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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 guest; to shelter; to receive; to give a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought); as, to harbor a grudge. [1913 Webster] Any place that harbors men. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The bare suspicion made it treason to harbor the person suspected. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] Let not your gentle breast harbor one thought of outrage. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

harbour n 1: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo [syn: seaport, haven, harbor, harbour] 2: a place of refuge and comfort and security [syn: harbor, harbour] v 1: secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) [syn: harbor, harbour] 2: keep in one's possession; of animals [syn: harbor, harbour] 3: hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him" [syn: harbor, harbour, shield] 4: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment" [syn: harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse]