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Synonyms and Antonyms of harbor

  1. 1 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> Synonyms anchorage, harborage, haven, port Related Words basin, dock, marina, moorage, mooring; arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), gulf, inlet, lagoon, loch [Scottish], lough [chiefly Irish], narrow, roads, roadstead; canal, channel, sound, strait; containerport, home port, seaport

  2. 2 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> Synonyms asylum, bolt-hole [chiefly British], shelter, harborage, haven, refuge, retreat, sanctuary, sanctumRelated Words oasis; anchorage, mooring, port; cover, screen; abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, habitation, house, housing, lodging, lodgment (or lodgement), pad, place, quarters, residence, rest, roof; cloister, closet, covert, den, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, lair; castle, fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, redoubt, stronghold; lean-to, lee, shed, windbreak



Synonyms and Antonyms of harbor

  1. 1 to keep in one's mind or heart <he had long harbored a grudge against his old employer, who had high-handedly fired him without cause> Synonyms bear, cherish, entertain, have, hold, nurse Related Words cultivate, foster, nurture, support, sustain; carry, keep, maintain, preserve, remember, retain, treasure; cleave (to), cling (to), hug, stick (to); brood (about or over), fixate (on or upon), obsess (about or over) Phrases hang on to, hold on to Near Antonyms disregard, drop, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook; abjure, decline, deny, disdain, refuse, reject, repudiate, scorn; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, give up, part (with), quit, renounce, throw out; erase, expunge

  2. 2 to provide with living quarters or shelter <the woods in our suburb harbor deer, foxes, raccoons, and skunks> Synonyms accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, house, lodge, put up, quarter, roof, room, shelter, take inRelated Words ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)Near Antonyms eject, evict

  3. 3 to be or provide a shelter for <the little cabin is harbored from the wind by a thick growth of pines> Synonyms shelter, refugeRelated Words cover, defend, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, ward; domicile, house, place, quarter; shade, shadowNear Antonyms expose

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February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

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