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harbors

noun
plural of harbor

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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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

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harbors

verb
present tense third-person singular of harbor

Synonyms & Antonyms of harbors (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to provide with living quarters or shelter
  • the woods in our suburb harbor deer, foxes, raccoons, and skunks

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3 to be or provide a shelter for
  • the little cabin is harbored from the wind by a thick growth of pines

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“Harbors.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/harbors. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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