What is harbor?

  • (verb): Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).
    Example: "Harbor a resentment"
    Synonyms: harbour, hold, entertain, nurse
    See also — Additional definitions below

Harbor

A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor has deliberately-constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or otherwise, they could have been constructed by dredging, and these require maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of the former kind is at Long Beach Harbor, California, and an example of the latter kind is San Diego Harbor, California, which was, under natural conditions, too shallow for modern merchant ships and warships.

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Inner Harbor
... The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and landmark of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, United States ... around the world.” The Inner Harbor consists of the end of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River and includes any water west of a line drawn between the ... The name "Inner Harbor" is used not just for the water but for the surrounding area of the city, with approximate street boundaries of President Street to the ...
Cape May, New Jersey - Geography
... Cape May Harbor, which borders Lower Township and nearby Wildwood Crest allows fishing vessels to enter from the Atlantic Ocean, was created as of 1991 ... Cape May Harbor Fest celebrates life in and around the harbor, with the 2011 event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the harbor's creation ...
Cold Spring Harbor, New York - History
... Cold Spring Harbor was originally named after the naturally cold freshwater springs that flow in the area ... In the 20th century it became known as the site of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, although the laboratory itself is located in the adjacent hamlet of Laurel Hollow in Nassau County. 25A, and is home to many educational and cultural organizations The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Dolan DNA Learning Center, the Uplands Farm ...
Harbor, Oregon - Demographics
... There were 1,333 households out of which 11.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Shenandoah - Transportation
... Shenandoah, purse seine fishing vessel built in 1925 at the Skansie Brothers Shipyard in Gig Harbor, Washington ... Now on display at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor ...

More definitions of "harbor":

  • (noun): A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo.
    Synonyms: seaport, haven, harbour
  • (verb): Hold back a thought or feeling about.
    Synonyms: harbour, shield
  • (verb): Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals).
    Synonyms: harbour
  • (noun): A place of refuge and comfort and security.
    Synonyms: harbour
  • (verb): Keep in one's possession; of animals.
    Synonyms: harbour

Famous quotes containing the word harbor:

    It is said that the British Empire is very large and respectable, and that the United States are a first-rate power. We do not believe that a tide rises and falls behind every man which can float the British Empire like a chip, if he should ever harbor it in his mind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    What do we want with this vast and worthless area, of this region of savages and wild beasts, of deserts, of shifting sands and whirlwinds, of dust, of cactus and prairie dogs; to what use could we ever hope to put these great deserts, or those endless mountain ranges, impenetrable and covered to their very base with eternal snow? What can we ever hope to do with the western coast, a coast of 3,000 miles, rockbound, cheerless, uninviting and not a harbor in it?
    —For the State of Kansas, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land,
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)