What does harbor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seaport, haven, harbor, harbour(noun)

    a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

  2. harbor, harbour(noun)

    a place of refuge and comfort and security

  3. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

  4. harbor, harbour(verb)

    secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

  5. harbor, harbour(verb)

    keep in one's possession; of animals

  6. harbor, harbour, shield(verb)

    hold back a thought or feeling about

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

Wiktionary

  1. harbor(Noun)

    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

    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.

  2. harbor(Noun)

    Any place of shelter.

    The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves.

    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.

  3. harbor(Verb)

    To provide a harbor or safe place for.

    The docks, which once harbored tall ships, now harbor only petty thieves.

    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.

  4. harbor(Verb)

    To take refuge or shelter in a protected expanse of water.

    The fleet harbored in the south.

    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.

  5. harbor(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harbor(noun)

    a station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter

    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.]

  2. Harbor(noun)

    specif.: A lodging place; an inn

    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.]

  3. Harbor(noun)

    the mansion of a heavenly body

    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.]

  4. Harbor(noun)

    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

    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.]

  5. Harbor(noun)

    a mixing box materials

    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.]

  6. Harbor(noun)

    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)

    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.]

  7. Harbor(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Harbor

    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

  1. 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 force

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harbor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harbor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of harbor in a Sentence

  1. John Kerry, Debate:

    When President Bush invaded Iraq after 911 it was like Truman invading Mexico after Pearl Harbor.

  2. Celia Neustadt:

    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.

  3. Anthony Summers:

    The fact that there have only been two big catastrophes -- one was Pearl Harbor... and the other was 9/11. They are both the same kind of stature and horror in the American memory.

  4. Sherrod Brown:

    I’m for these resolutions, but they're not resolutions to provide college to the children of the people who died in the fire. Not to the grandchildren of the people who died at Pearl Harbor. They're resolutions that don't mean anything except they're nice.

  5. Sean Strawbridge:

    Interest in Harbor Island remains at an all-time high.

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