• (obsolete, uncountable) Shelter, refuge.
  • A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload.

    "The city has an excellent natural harbour."

  • (obsolete) A house of the zodiac.
  • A mixing box for materials in glass-working.
  • A place of shelter or refuge.

    "The neighbourhood is a well-known harbour for petty thieves."

  • (astrology) The mansion of a heavenly body.


  • (transitive) To provide shelter or refuge for.

    "The docks, which once harboured tall ships, now harbour only petty thieves."

  • (transitive) To accept, as with a belief.

    "That scientist harbours the belief that God created humans."

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