harbour

[hahr-ber]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Chiefly British.

See -or1.
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harbour or harbor (ˈhɑːbə)
 
n
1.  a sheltered port
2.  a place of refuge or safety
 
vb
3.  (tr) to give shelter to: to harbour a criminal
4.  (tr) to maintain secretly: to harbour a grudge
5.  to shelter (a vessel) in a harbour or (of a vessel) to seek shelter
 
[Old English herebeorg, from here troop, army + beorg shelter; related to Old High German heriberga hostelry, Old Norse herbergi]
 
harbor or harbor
 
n
 
vb
 
[Old English herebeorg, from here troop, army + beorg shelter; related to Old High German heriberga hostelry, Old Norse herbergi]
 
'harbourer or harbor
 
n
 
'harborer or harbor
 
n
 
'harbourless or harbor
 
adj
 
'harborless or harbor
 
adj

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harbour
British spelling of harbor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
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harbour

any part of a body of water and the manmade structures surrounding it that sufficiently shelters a vessel from wind, waves, and currents, enabling safe anchorage or the discharge and loading of cargo and passengers

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Example sentences
Finally the sheet lightning rocking the harbour in long slow breaths while
  salvos of thunder cracked over the dancing roof-tops.
So it must be some little harbour where the tide was important, or perhaps no
  harbour at all.
So was the solution: the installation of filters on the harbour's silos.
Yet it also carved an inland harbour, allowing the survivors to build a
  prosperous market.
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