What does Harbor mean?
Definitions for Harbor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Harbor.
seaport, haven, harbor, harbournoun
a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
a place of refuge and comfort and security
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurseverb
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
"bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
keep in one's possession; of animals
harbor, harbour, shieldverb
hold back a thought or feeling about
"She is harboring a grudge against him"
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 the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world, and has something to give in return - Sarah Orne Jewett
Any place of shelter.
The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves.
To provide a harbor or safe place for.
The docks, which once harbored tall ships, now harbor only petty thieves.
To take refuge or shelter in a protected expanse of water.
The fleet harbored in the south.
To hold or persistently entertain in one's thoughts or mind.
She harbors a conviction that her husband has a secret, criminal past.
Etymology: herberwe, herberge, from Old English herebeorg ‘military quarters, hostelry’, from harjabergō (cf. West Frisian herberch ‘inn’, Dutch herberg ‘id.’, German Herberge ‘id.’), compound of *harjaz ‘army’ and *bergō ‘refuge, shelter’, deverbative of *ƀerʒanan ‘to protect, shelter’ (cf. Old English beorgan). More at harry and bury.
A harbor (American English) or harbour (British English; see spelling differences) (synonyms: wharves, haven) is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked. The term harbor is often used interchangeably with port, which is a man-made facility built for loading and unloading vessels and dropping off and picking up passengers. Ports usually include one or more harbors. Alexandria Port in Egypt is an example of a port with two harbors. Harbors may be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor can have deliberately constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys or they can be constructed by dredging, which requires maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of an artificial harbor is Long Beach Harbor, California, United States, which was an array of salt marshes and tidal flats too shallow for modern merchant ships before it was first dredged in the early 20th century. In contrast, a natural harbor is surrounded on several sides by prominences of land. Examples of natural harbors include Sydney Harbour, Australia and Trincomalee Harbour in Sri Lanka.
a station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter
specif.: A lodging place; an inn
the mansion of a heavenly body
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
a mixing box materials
to afford lodging to; to enter as guest; to receive; to give a refuge to; indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought)
to lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor
Etymology: [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.]
A harbor or harbour, or haven, is a body of water where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor has deliberately constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or otherwise, they could have been constructed by dredging, and these require maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of the former kind is at Long Beach Harbor, California, and an example of the latter kind is San Diego Harbor, California, which was, under natural conditions, too shallow for modern merchant ships and warships. In contrast, a natural harbor is surrounded on several sides by prominences of land. An example of this kind of harbor is San Francisco Bay, California. Harbors and ports are often confused with each other. A port is a facility for loading and unloading vessels; ports are usually located in harbors.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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 force
An area of water by land
The harbor is beautiful during the day and at night
Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2021
Harbour vs. Harbor -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Harbour and Harbor.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harbor is ranked #22450 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Harbor surname appeared 1,146 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Harbor.
50.8% or 583 total occurrences were Black.
42.1% or 483 total occurrences were White.
3% or 35 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.9% or 34 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of Harbor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Harbor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Harbor in a Sentence
I think really the beauty of the Inner Harbor Project and what we do here and why it works is because the young people we recruit are leaders among their peers... because they're insiders in that community they have this unique ability to navigate the social issues that people are dealing with and create a movement for positive change.
German Chancellor Olaf Schultz:
I will always remember the work we did to strengthen our alliance, the moving experience of traveling to Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor together, and the grace he and his wife Akie Abe showed to me and Michelle.
Plus, the sanitization of trains and airplanes is not very thorough, so surfaces are more likely to harbor germs.
I don't believe it's an issue in the military. There is no room whatsoever for anybody to have -- to be a white nationalist or to be a member of any hate group whatsoever or harbor anything like that, that said, I understand some claims were made. I also understand that both academies are investigating these and we'll see what comes out.
It’s been very stressful managing these reservations, i have to set my alarm for the minute the reservations open for weeks ahead. There are all these side phone numbers and links that you have to be in the know to get. I went to dinner a couple of times at Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor and one day they gave me an e-mail link for future reservations. I felt so cool!
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Translations for Harbor
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- suojella, satamaFinnish
- protéger, accoster, port, abriterFrench
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