from The Century Dictionary.

  • See harbor.
  • noun An obsolete form of arbor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, uncountable Shelter, refuge.
  • noun A place of shelter or refuge.
  • noun obsolete A house of the zodiac.
  • noun A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload.
  • verb transitive To provide shelter or refuge for.
  • verb transitive To accept, as with a belief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • verb keep in one's possession; of animals
  • verb hold back a thought or feeling about
  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
  • verb secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
  • noun a place of refuge and comfort and security


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.


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