Harbour definitions

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Harbour, a British spelling for harbor, is defined as to hide, protect or hold on to.

An example of harbour is to let neighbors stay in an underground shelter during a storm.

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The definition of a harbour is a place providing safety or shelter, or a protected area in the water for anchoring boats.

An example of a home for abused women.

An example of a harbour is a marina.

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A place of shelter or refuge.

The neighbourhood is a well-known harbour for petty thieves.

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A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload.

The city has an excellent natural harbour.

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(astrology) The mansion of a heavenly body.
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A mixing box for materials in glass-working.
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To provide shelter or refuge for.

The docks, which once harboured tall ships, now harbour only petty thieves.

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To accept, as with a belief.

That scientist harbours the belief that God created humans.

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Origin of harbour

From Middle English herber, herberge, from Old English herebeorg (“shelter, lodgings, quarters”), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (“army”) + *bergô (“protection”), equivalent to Old English here (“army, host”) + ġebeorg (“defense, protection, refuge”). Cognate with Old Norse herbergi (“a harbour; a room”) (whence the Icelandic herbergi), Dutch herberg, German Herberge ‘hospice’, Swedish härbärge. Compare also French auberge (“hostel”). More at here, borrow.