(noun, verb)


1. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Similar word(s): harbour, haven, seaport

Definition categories: location, port

2. a place of refuge and comfort and security

Similar word(s): harbour

Definition categories: man–made, asylum, refuge, sanctuary

Sentences with harbor as a noun:

- A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world, and has something to give in return - Sarah Orne Jewett

- The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves.


1. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

- harbor a resentment

Similar word(s): entertain, harbour, hold, nurse

Definition categories: emotion, experience, feel

2. secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

Similar word(s): harbour

Definition categories: stative, shelter

3. keep in one's possession; of animals

Similar word(s): harbour

Definition categories: possession, keep

4. hold back a thought or feeling about

- She is harboring a grudge against him

Similar word(s): harbour, shield

Definition categories: perception, conceal, hide

Sentences with harbor as a verb:

- The docks, which once harbored tall ships, now harbor only petty thieves.

- The fleet harbored in the south.

- She harbors a conviction that her husband has a secret, criminal past.