Har"bor (här"bẽr), v. t.
[Written also harbour.] [imp. & p. p.
Harbored (-bẽrd); 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).
Any place that harbors men.
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 (-bẽr), 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.
[A grove] fair harbour that them
For harbor at a thousand doors they
2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.
3. (Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly
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
5. (Glass Works) A mixing box for
Harbor dues (Naut.), fees paid for
the use of a harbor. -- Harbor seal
(Zoöl.), the common seal. -- Harbor
watch, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an anchor
Har"bor, v. i. To lodge, or abide
for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.
For this night let's harbor here in