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 for harbour
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harbor \Har"bor\ (h[aum]r"b[~e]r), n. [Written also harbour.]
     [OE. herbor, herberwe, herberge, Icel. herbergi (cf. OHG.
     heriberga), orig., a shelter for soldiers; herr army + bjarga
     to save, help, defend; akin to AS. here army, G. heer, OHG.
     heri, Goth. harjis, and AS. beorgan to save, shelter, defend,
     G. bergen. See Harry, 2d Bury, and cf. Harbinger.]
     1. A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security
        and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.
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              [A grove] fair harbour that them seems. --Spenser.
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              For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.
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     2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     3. (Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly body. [Obs.]
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     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
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     5. (Glass Works) A mixing box for materials.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harbor \Har"bor\ (h[aum]r"b[~e]r), v. t. [Written also
     harbour.] [imp. & p. p. Harbored (-b[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Harboring.] [OE. herberen, herberwen, herbergen; cf.
     Icel. herbergja. See Harbor, n.]
     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
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           Any place that harbors men.              --Shak.
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           The bare suspicion made it treason to harbor the person
           suspected.                               --Bp. Burnet.
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           Let not your gentle breast harbor one thought of
           outrage.                                 --Rowe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
           [syn: seaport, haven, harbor, harbour]
      2: a place of refuge and comfort and security [syn: harbor,
      v 1: secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) [syn:
           harbor, harbour]
      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, harbour, shield]
      4: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge";
         "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment" [syn:
         harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse]

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