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harbour


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harbor  \Har"bor\,  v.  t.  [Written  also  {harbour}.]  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Harbored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Harboring}.]  [OE.  herberen 
  herberwen,  herbergen  cf  Icel.  herbergja  See  {Harbor},  n.] 
  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). 
 
  Any  place  that  harbors  men.  --Shak. 
 
  The  bare  suspicion  made  it  treason  to  harbor  the  person 
  suspected.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  Let  not  your  gentle  breast  harbor  one  thought  of 
  outrage.  --Rowe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harbor  \Har"bor\,  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. 
 
  [A  grove]  fair  harbour  that  them  seems  --Spenser. 
 
  For  harbor  at  a  thousand  doors  they  knocked. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Specif.:  A  lodging  place  an  inn.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  (Astrol.)  The  mansion  of  a  heavenly  body.  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harbour 
  n  :  a  place  where  ships  can  take  on  or  discharge  cargo  [syn:  {seaport}, 
  {haven},  {harbor}] 
  v  1:  secretly  shelter  (as  of  fugitives  or  criminals)  [syn:  {harbor}] 
  2:  keep  in  one's  possession;  of  animals  [syn:  {harbor}] 
  3:  hold  a  thought  or  feeling  of  [syn:  {harbor},  {shield}] 
  4:  maintain;  as  of  a  theory,  thoughts,  or  feelings;  "bear  a 
  grudge";  "hold  a  grudge"  [syn:  {harbor},  {hold},  {entertain}, 
  {nurse}] 




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