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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