Harbor

Definition of Harbor

Har´bor   Pronunciation: här´bẽr
n.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.
3.(Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly body.
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.
5.(Glass Works) A mixing box for materials.
Harbor dues
(Naut.) fees paid for the use of a harbor.
Harbor seal
(Zool.) the common seal.
Harbor watch
a watch set when a vessel is in port; an anchor watch.
v. t.1.To afford lodging to; to entertain as a guest; to shelter; to receive; to give a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought); as, to harbor a grudge.
[imp. & p. p. Harbored (-bẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Harboring.]
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.
v. i.1.To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.
For this night let's harbor here in York.
- Shak.

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