noun, verb (used with or without object) Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of harbor
Synonyms for harbor
Examples from the Web for harbour
Contemporary Examples of harbour
They include “The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell” painted in 1932 and “The Harbour, Cannes,” painted circa 1933.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
December 8, 2014
After the race the Duke and Duchess had a thrilling, bouncy ride across the harbour in an amphibious vehicle.Kate Rules The Waves And Thrashes William
April 11, 2014
I took the last water taxi running from Eleuthera to Harbour Island.Our Visit From Irene
August 27, 2011
Historical Examples of harbour
Harbour improvements have occupied much of the attention of Government.Explorations in Australia
If you go towards the harbour, you'll most likely encounter your brother.
But he was too generous to harbour it for more than an instant.The Secret Agent
The day after I reached the harbour, I was ordered on board the Scourge.
Our vessels were moored about the harbour, and we were all frozen in, as a matter of course.
Word Origin for harbour
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."