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harbor

har·bor

harbor

 
 
pronunciation:
har br
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sheltered area of water for boats to be anchored or otherwise secured.
As it began to grow dark, the boats headed for the harbor.
 
synonyms:
anchorage, harborage, haven
similar words:
port
definition 2: any shelter or safe place.
Her home was her safe harbor.
synonyms:
haven, refuge, shelter
similar words:
asylum, cover, safe house, sanctuary
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harbored, harboring, harbors
definition 1: to provide shelter or safety for.
The old inn harbored slaves who were escaping north.
synonyms:
house, shelter
similar words:
billet, lodge
definition 2: to hide or conceal.
The escaped prisoner was being harbored by his girlfriend.
synonyms:
conceal, hide
similar words:
cloak, shield
definition 3: to have in the mind.
I hope you're not harboring any intention to do such a risky thing.
similar words:
cherish, entertain, have, hold, maintain, nurse, retain
derivations: harborless (adj.), harborer (n.)
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