verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- harbor master,
- harbor seal,
Origin of harbor
Examples from the Web for harborers
But there were a certain number of persons--of whom I was one--who were their "harborers" and spectators.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II|Mrs. Humphry Ward
We Harborers love this place, just as it is, and we would defend it against any such innovations.The Vanishing of Betty Varian|Carolyn Wells
The American officer returned to his ship, vowing vengeance on the harborers of the deserter.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
In all likelihood, in such cases, the stalls and sheds are the harborers of this germ.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Harborers of such offenders will be transported for seven years.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
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."