Word forms: harbors, harboring, harboredregional note: in BRIT, use harbour
1. countable noun & noun, in names
is an area of the sea at the coast which is partly enclosed
by land or strong walls, so that boats
can be left there safely.
She led us to a room with a balcony overlooking the harbor.
2. transitive verb
If you harbor
, thought, or secret
, you have it in your mind over a long period of time.
He might have been murdered by a former client or someone harboring a grudge.
3. transitive verb
If a person or country harbors
someone who is wanted
by the police
, they let
in their house or country and offer
Accusations of harboring suspects were raised against the former Hungarian leadership.
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