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Meaning & Definition of Harbor in English

English

Harbor

/hɑrbər/

noun

1. A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

    synonym:
  • seaport
  • ,
  • haven
  • ,
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour

2. A place of refuge and comfort and security

    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour

verb

1. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

  • "Bear a grudge"
  • "Entertain interesting notions"
  • "Harbor a resentment"
    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • entertain
  • ,
  • nurse

2. Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour

3. Keep in one's possession

  • Of animals
    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour

4. Hold back a thought or feeling about

  • "She is harboring a grudge against him"
    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour
  • ,
  • shield

Examples of using

The boat was piloted safely into harbor.
We saw many ships in the harbor.
Our ship was approaching the harbor.