Definition and Meanings for harbor

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Part of Speech of harbor

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of harbor

oe. herbor, herberwe, herberge, icel. herbergi (cf. ohg. heriberga), orig., a shelter for soldiers; herr army + bjarga to save, help, defend; akin to as. here army, g. heer, ohg. heri, goth. harjis, and as. beorgan to save, shelter, defend, g. bergen. see harry, 2d bury, and cf. harbinger oe. herberen, herberwen, herbergen; cf. icel. herbergja. see harbor, n.pos

Meaning of harbor


as noun

  • a station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.
  • specif.: a lodging place; an inn.
  • the mansion of a heavenly body.
  • a portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.
  • a mixing box for materials.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to afford lodging to; to entertain as a guest; to shelter; to receive; to give a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought); as, to harbor a grudge.

as intransitive verb

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