harbour meaning

[ 'hɑ:bə ] Pronunciation:   "harbour" in a sentence
Noun: harbour  haa(r)bu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (=harbor)
  1. A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    - seaport, haven, harbor [N. Amer] 
  2. A place of refuge and comfort and security
    - harbor [N. Amer]
Verb: harbour  haa(r)bu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (=harbor)
  1. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    "harbour a resentment"
    - harbor [N. Amer], hold, entertain, nurse 
  2. Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
    - harbor [N. Amer] 
  3. Keep in one's possession; of animals
    - harbor [N. Amer] 
  4. Hold back a thought or feeling about
    "She is harbouring a grudge against him"
    - harbor [N. Amer], shield

Derived forms: harboured, harbouring, harbours

See also: harbourage [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: asylum, conceal, experience, feel, hide, hold on, keep, port, refuge, sanctuary, shelter

Part of: seafront

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  1. a little body often harbours a great soul.
  2. a small section of rock juts out into the harbour.
  3. the ships remained far out in the harbour.
  4. we had to hurry back to the harbour.
  5. now he may harbour some regret.

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