verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- harbor master,
- harbor seal,
Origin of harbor
Examples from the Web for harbored
As a child I harbored the hope that, if I could write a book I might become part of the magic I found in books.Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State|Randy Wayne White|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even before he was a teenager, Williams harbored dreams of being an actor.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams|Alex Suskind|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Bonnaroovians harbored ill will for the star, it did not show.Kanye Returns to Bonnaroo With a Night of Lectures|Daniel G. Hill|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2013, 12 percent of Americans harbored anti-Semitic attitudes, as opposed to 29 percent in 1964.
But the state police report suggested that he harbored no particular anger toward Sandy Hook Elementary or its students.With Radio Call, Adam Lanza’s Disturbing ‘Smiggles’ Trail|Michael Daly|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a little dream that went up in flame with the walls that harbored it.Langford of the Three Bars|Kate Boyles
The thought that we had harbored such an animal sickened me, and I was weak enough to feel faint.Somewhere in France|Richard Harding Davis
Apparently Napoleon harbored the firm purpose of invading the British Isles.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
Fortunately, too, it harbored none of the horrible things that Mabel imagined might be lurking beneath its verdant surface.The Castaways of Pete's Patch|Carroll Watson Rankin
About two hundred and fifty patients were harbored in a dozen or more small frame buildings, suggestive of a mill settlement.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
Old English hereborgian, cognate with Old Norse herbergja, Old High German heribergon, Middle Dutch herbergen; see harbor (n.). Figuratively, of thoughts, etc., from late 14c. Related: Harbored; harboring.
"lodging for ships," early 12c., probably from Old English herebeorg "lodgings, quarters," from here "army, host" (see harry) + beorg "refuge, shelter" (related to beorgan "save, preserve;" see bury); perhaps modeled on Old Norse herbergi "room, lodgings, quarters." Sense shifted in Middle English to "refuge, lodgings," then to "place of shelter for ships."