Har·bor v. t. [Written also harbour.] [imp. & p. p. Harbored p. pr. & vb. n. Harboring.] 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.
Any place that harbors men. --Shak.
The bare suspicion made it treason to harbor the person suspected. --Bp. Burnet.
Let not your gentle breast harbor one thought of outrage. --Rowe.
Har·bor n. [Written also harbour.]
1. A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.
[A grove] fair harbour that them seems. --Spenser.
For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked. --Dryden.
2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn. [Obs.]
3. Astrol. The mansion of a heavenly body. [Obs.]
4. 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.
5. Glass Works A mixing box for materials.
Harbor dues Naut., fees paid for the use of a harbor.
Harbor seal Zool., the common seal.
Harbor watch, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an anchor watch.
n 1: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
[syn: seaport, haven, harbor]
2: a place of refuge and comfort and security [syn: harbor]
v 1: secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) [syn: harbor]
2: keep in one's possession; of animals [syn: harbor]
3: hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a
grudge against him" [syn: harbor, shield]
4: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge";
"entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
[syn: harbor, hold, entertain, nurse]