a part of a body of water protected and deep enough to be a place of safety for ships <the tanker stayed in Boston harbor three days to undergo repairs> Related Words basin
, creek [chiefly British]
, loch [Scottish]
, lough [chiefly Irish]
, home port
something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger <seeking a harbor from the drenching rain, we unfortunately chose a bank where a robbery was taking place> Related Words oasis
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