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Meaning of harbor

har•bor

Pronunciation: (här'bur), [key]
— n.
  1. a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect to coastal features, whether natural or artificial, as to provide protection from winds, waves, and currents.
  2. such a body of water having docks or port facilities.
  3. any place of shelter or refuge: The old inn was a harbor for tired travelers.
—v.t.
  1. to give shelter to; offer refuge to: They harbored the refugees who streamed across the borders.
  2. to conceal; hide: to harbor fugitives.
  3. to keep or hold in the mind; maintain; entertain: to harbor suspicion.
  4. to house or contain.
  5. to shelter (a vessel), as in a harbor.
—v.i.
  1. (of a vessel) to take shelter in a harbor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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