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harbor

har·bor

harbor

 
 
pronunciation:
har br
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sheltered area of water where boats can be anchored.
 
synonyms:
haven
similar words:
port
definition 2: any shelter or safe place.
My home and my family have always been my safe harbors.
synonyms:
haven, refuge, shelter
similar words:
asylum, cover, sanctuary
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: harbored, harboring, harbors
definition 1: to provide shelter or safety for.
That old inn harbored slaves who were escaping north.
synonyms:
shelter
similar words:
lodge
definition 2: to hide or conceal.
They harbored the slaves in the cellar.
synonyms:
conceal, hide
similar words:
cloak, shield
definition 3: to have in the mind.
She harbors bad thoughts about him.
similar words:
cherish, entertain, have, hold, maintain, retain
derivations: harborless (adj.), harborer (n.)
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