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harbour

[hahr-ber] /ˈhɑr bər/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Chiefly British
1.
Usage note
See -or1.
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  • Every person harbours a mixture of these modes in varying degrees.
  • Flamingos are drawn to the brackish water, which harbours shrimp they feed on.
British Dictionary definitions for harbours

harbour

/ˈhɑːbə/
noun
1.
a sheltered port
2.
a place of refuge or safety
verb
3.
(transitive) to give shelter to: to harbour a criminal
4.
(transitive) to maintain secretly: to harbour a grudge
5.
to shelter (a vessel) in a harbour or (of a vessel) to seek shelter
Derived Forms
harbourer, (US) harborer, noun
harbourless, (US) harborless, adjective
Word Origin
Old English herebeorg, from here troop, army + beorg shelter; related to Old High German heriberga hostelry, Old Norse herbergi
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harbour

chiefly British English spelling of harbor (n. and v.); for spelling, see -or.

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