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
The big crane on the end of the mole was now on the Estremedura's quarter, and they were sliding into the mouth of the harbour.For Jacinta
The strangers departed, having promised the Johnsons to meet the next morning at an inn lower down the harbour.Sea-Dogs All!
When Joseph Bouchette first entered the harbour of Toronto, as described above, he was not without associates.Toronto of Old
The ship cast off and threaded its way through the shipping of the harbour out into the open sea.The Book of Missionary Heroes
The Wolf reached Portsmouth after a somewhat long voyage, and going into harbour, was at once paid off.The Rival Crusoes
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."