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harbor

[ hahr-ber ]SEE DEFINITION OF harbor

Synonyms for harbor

  • dock
  • inlet
  • pier
  • port
  • road
  • wharf
  • anchorage
  • arm
  • bay
  • bight
  • breakwater
  • chuck
  • cove
  • embankment
  • firth
  • gulf
  • haven
  • jetty
  • landing
  • mooring
  • roadstead
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Agdaness was a bare waste, and no harbor, and many a ship was lost.

Without demur, then, she turned and accompanied the rascally Malay toward the harbor.

Also, there was not a single American vessel of war in the harbor.

In 1805, the harbor was made a port of entry, and classed within the Erie district.

The harbor facilities of Cleveland at this time were very few.

"Our harbor is full of ships, and our town full of troops," Hutchinson said.

From that day the harbor became for me a big grim place to be let alone—like my father.

Instead she caught the chance to draw out of me all I had learned from the harbor.

But even up here in the mountains the harbor reached with its cold embrace.

It was to questionings like these that my mother had led me up from the harbor.

WORD ORIGIN

"lodging for ships," early 12c., probably from Old English herebeorg "lodgings, quarters," from here "army, host" (see harry) + beorg "refuge, shelter" (related to beorgan "save, preserve;" see bury); perhaps modeled on Old Norse herbergi "room, lodgings, quarters." Sense shifted in Middle English to "refuge, lodgings," then to "place of shelter for ships."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HARBOR

accommodate

verbmake room, lodging available
  • board
  • contain
  • domicile
  • entertain
  • furnish
  • harbor
  • hold
  • house
  • put up
  • quarter
  • receive
  • rent
  • shelter
  • supply
  • take in
  • welcome
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