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Definition 1: a place of refuge and comfort and security - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for harbour in the sense of this definition

(harbour is a kind of ...) a shelter from danger or hardship

Definition 2: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for harbour in the sense of this definition

(harbour is a kind of ...) a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

(... is a kind of harbour ) any port where a ship stops except its home port

(... is a kind of harbour ) a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal

(... is an instance of harbour) a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941

(... is an instance of harbour) an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine

(... is an instance of harbour) the seaport at Boston

(harbour is a part of ...) place for vessels to anchor

(harbour is a part of ...) structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods

(harbour is a part of ...) landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out

"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"

(... is part of harbour) the waterfront of a seaside town

Definition 3: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where harbour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bear a grudge
  • entertain interesting notions
  • harbor a resentment

Synonyms for harbour in the sense of this definition

(harbour is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Definition 4: hold back a thought or feeling about - [verb of perception]

Samples where harbour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is harboring a grudge against him

Synonyms for harbour in the sense of this definition

(harbour is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

Definition 5: keep in one's possession; of animals - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for harbour in the sense of this definition

(harbour is a kind of ...) retain possession of

"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?" "She kept her maiden name after she married"

Definition 6: secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for harbour in the sense of this definition

(harbour is a kind of ...) provide shelter for

"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

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