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harbor

noun

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 of harbor anchorage, harborage, haven, port Words Related to harbor 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 of harbor asylum, bolt-hole [chiefly British], shelter, harborage, haven, refuge, retreat, sanctuary, sanctumWords Related to harbor 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


harbor

verb

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 of harbor bear, cherish, entertain, have, hold, nurse Words Related to harbor 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 of harbor 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 of harbor accommodate, bestow, billet, bivouac, board, bunk, camp, chamber, domicile, encamp, house, lodge, put up, quarter, roof, room, shelter, take inWords Related to harbor ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)Near Antonyms of harbor 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 of harbor shelter, refugeWords Related to harbor cover, defend, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, ward; domicile, house, place, quarter; shade, shadowNear Antonyms of harbor expose



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