American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of harbor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. obsolete, uncountable Shelter, refuge.
- n. A place of shelter or refuge.
- n. obsolete A house of the zodiac.
- n. A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload.
- v. transitive To provide shelter or refuge for.
- v. transitive To accept, as with a belief.
- v. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
- v. keep in one's possession; of animals
- v. hold back a thought or feeling about
- n. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
- v. secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
- n. a place of refuge and comfort and security
- 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. (Wiktionary)
“It must be autumn at home now – the harbour is a-dream and the old Glen hills blue with haze, and Rainbow Valley a haunt of delight with wild asters blowing all over it – our old 'farewell-summers.”
“The other harbour is at the mouth of the Nelson in Saskatchewan.”
“At a small distance from the mouth of the harbour is a little island with a fort upon it, which gives the bay a pretty and rather romantic appearance.”
“Towards the sea, the harbour is a picture in itself, filled as it is with war-vessels.”
“The great difficulty to be contended against in the harbour is the shallowness of the water, except in certain places, and in these the ships are wedged together, with scarcely room to swing, and with the rush of the tide out from the Sound, or in from the ocean, assisted by incessant gales of wind, there is hardly a minute of the day that some vessel does not come to grief.”
“N* ship nets connect to wider networks by shore connection when vessels are in harbour and using satcomms when at sea, says the story.”
“Can't do Cochin harbour without taking a shot of the Chinese fishing nets, can you?”
“Thereupon they said to me, “Remember, O youth, that should ill befal thee we will not again harbour thee nor suffer thee to abide amongst us;” and bringing a ram they slaughtered it and skinned it.”
“Aberdeen and Lochaber, and there is good reason for supposing that the word harbour is derived from it.”
“The vessel is in harbour, and ere this he must have landed; so haste and prepare to receive him with the respect due to the intended husband of your young mistress.”
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