Definition of harbor :
1. A mixing box materials.
2. A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.
3. A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.
4. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.
5. The mansion of a heavenly body.
6. To afford lodging to; to enter as guest; to receive; to give a refuge to; indulge or cherish ( a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought).
7. To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.
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defense (part of speech: noun)
cover, armor, aversion, answer, backfire, moat, counterattack, retort, buffer, countermeasure, response, fortress, reply, protection, return, barricade, support, resistance, stronghold, safeguard, guard, shield, rebuttal, shelter, barrier, security, defense, argument, wall, screen
refuge (part of speech: noun)
harbor (part of speech: verb)
- At any rate, they refused to let Coggeshall take his ship out of the harbor with more than one gun- a Long Tom- aboard. - "American Merchant Ships and Sailors", Willis J. Abbot.
- In the evening he went round the harbor to see the steamer go out and to say good- bye to Peter. - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
- We went to the house of a lady who was a friend of Mr. Cholott, and she gave us a splendid room, that looked right out over the harbor. - "A Jolly Fellowship", Frank R. Stockton.