1. a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect to coastal features, whether natural or artificial, as to provide protection from winds, waves, and currents.
2. such a body of water having docks or port facilities.
3. any place of shelter or refuge: The old inn was a harbor for tired travelers. verb (used with object)
4. to give shelter to; offer refuge to: They harbored the refugees who streamed across the borders.
"hopes can be harbored."
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