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1. harbour

noun. ['ˈhɑːrbɝ'] a place of refuge and comfort and security.

Synonyms

  • asylum
  • harbor
  • refuge

Antonyms

  • exit
  • starboard
  • right
  • embarkation

Etymology

  • herber (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Harbour

  • pearl-harbor
  • yarber
  • sharber
  • sarber
  • karber
  • harbor
  • harber
  • garber
  • farber
  • barbre
  • barbour
  • barber
  • arbor

Sentences with harbour


1. Noun, singular or mass
The two-and-a-half hour trip features a guided tour of the harbour and its lobstering history.

2. Verb, base form
Discard clams with broken or cracked shells because they may harbour bacteria.

Quotes about harbour


1. Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
- Giotto di Bondone

2. For love is a celestial harmonyOf likely hearts compos'd of stars' concent,Which join together in sweet sympathy,To work each other's joy and true content,Which they have harbour'd since their first descentOut of their heavenly bowers, where they did seeAnd know each other here belov'd to be.
- Edmund Spenser, Fowre Hymnes

2. harbour

noun. ['ˈhɑːrbɝ'] a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo.

Synonyms

  • haven
  • dock
  • anchorage ground
  • dockage
  • port of call
  • anchorage
  • coaling station
  • docking facility
  • harbor
  • port
  • landing place
  • seafront
  • landing

Antonyms

  • incognizance
  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • stay

Etymology

  • herber (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. harbour

verb. ['ˈhɑːrbɝ'] maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).

Synonyms

  • experience
  • nurse
  • entertain
  • harbor
  • hold

Antonyms

  • man
  • starve
  • bottlefeed
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • herber (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. harbour

verb. ['ˈhɑːrbɝ'] secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals).

Synonyms

  • shelter

Antonyms

  • start
  • let

Etymology

  • herber (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. harbour

verb. ['ˈhɑːrbɝ'] hold back a thought or feeling about.

Synonyms

  • hide
  • shield
  • conceal

Antonyms

  • deny
  • enable
  • disagree
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • herber (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. harbour

verb. ['ˈhɑːrbɝ'] keep in one's possession; of animals.

Synonyms

  • hold on
  • harbor

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • defy
  • surrender

Etymology

  • herber (Middle English (1100-1500))
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