harbour

Definitions of harbour
  1. noun
    a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    synonyms: harbor, haven, seaport
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    examples:
    Caesarea
    an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine
    Pearl Harbor
    a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
    Boston Harbor
    the seaport at Boston
    types:
    coaling station
    a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal
    port of call
    any port where a ship stops except its home port
    type of:
    port
    a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  2. noun
    a place of refuge and comfort and security
    synonyms: harbor
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    type of:
    asylum, refuge, sanctuary
    a shelter from danger or hardship
  3. verb
    secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
    synonyms: harbor
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    type of:
    shelter
    provide shelter for
  4. verb
    keep in one's possession; of animals
    synonyms: harbor
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    type of:
    hold on, keep
    retain possession of
  5. verb
    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    synonyms: entertain, harbor, hold, nurse
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    type of:
    experience, feel
    undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
  6. verb
    hold back a thought or feeling about
    synonyms: harbor, shield
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    type of:
    conceal, hide
    prevent from being seen or discovered
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