from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of harbor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Shelter, refuge.
- n. A place of shelter or refuge.
- n. 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. To provide shelter or refuge for.
- v. To accept, as with a belief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See harbor.
- n. An obsolete form of arbor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)