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Word of the Week

 

Harbor /ˈhɑr·bər/ 

 

 

 

noun
1.
a part of a body of water along the shore deepenough for anchoring a ship and so situated withrespect to coastal features, whether natural orartificial, as to provide protection from winds,waves, and currents.
2.
such a body of water having docks or portfacilities.
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 acrossthe borders.
5.
to conceal; hide:
to harbor fugitives.
6.
to keep or hold in the mind; maintain; entertain:
to harbor suspicion.
7.
to house or contain.
8.
to shelter (a vessel), as in a harbor.
verb (used without object)
9.
(of a vessel) to take shelter in a harbor.

 

Example Sentences

  He harbored the suspicion that someone in the agency was spying for the enemy.

•  They were accused of harboring a fugitive.

•  The tanker stayed in Boston harbor three days to undergo repairs.

 

 

 

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