• The Harbor of La Rochelle—248
    The Harbor of La Rochelle—248
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v harbor maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) "bear a grudge","entertain interesting notions","harbor a resentment"
    • v harbor hold back a thought or feeling about "She is harboring a grudge against him"
    • v harbor keep in one's possession; of animals
    • v harbor secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
    • n harbor a place of refuge and comfort and security
    • n harbor a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced
    • Harbor (Glass Works) A mixing box for materials.
    • Harbor A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.
    • Harbor A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter. "A grove] fair harbour that them seems.""For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked."
    • Harbor Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.
    • Harbor (Astrol) The mansion of a heavenly body.
    • v. t Harbor här"bẽr To afford lodging to; to entertain as a guest; to shelter; to receive; to give a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought); as, to harbor a grudge. "Any place that harbors men.""The bare suspicion made it treason to harbor the person suspected.""Let not your gentle breast harbor one thought of outrage."
    • v. i Harbor To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor. "For this night let's harbor here in York."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Evard Ericksen sculpted "The Little Mermaid" statue which is located in Copenhagen harbor.
    • n harbor A place of shelter; a lodging; an inn.
    • n harbor Specifically The covert of the hart or hind.
    • n harbor Accommodation; lodging; shelter; refuge.
    • n harbor A port or haven for ships; a sheltered recess in the coast-line of a sea, gulf, bay, or lake, most frequently at the mouth of a river. Harbors are often formed artificially, either in whole or in part, by the building of moles, breakwaters, or piers, and sometimes by large floating masses of timber, which rise and fall with the tide.
    • n harbor In glass-making, a chest 6 or 7 feet long which holds the mixed ingredients before they are put into the pot for fusion.
    • harbor To provide a lodging or lodging-place for; lodge.
    • harbor To give shelter to; protect; secure; secrete: as, to harbor a thief.
    • harbor Hence To entertain; cherish; indulge: as, to harbor malice or revenge.
    • harbor To trace home, as a deer to its covert; earth.
    • harbor Synonyms Foster, etc. See cherish.
    • harbor To lodge; dwell.
    • harbor To receive shelter or protection; be entertained; be secreted.
    • harbor To find a harbor; anchor in a harbor, as a ship.
    • n harbor An obsolete form of arbor, a garden, etc.
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  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    “Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.”
  • Seneca
    “If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.”
  • Seneca
    “Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”
  • Philip Massinger
    Philip Massinger
    “Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.”
  • John A. Shedd
    John A. Shedd
    “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. herbor, herberwe, herberge, Icel. herbergi,cf. OHG. heriberga,), orig., a shelter for soldiers; herr, army + bjarga, to save, help, defend; akin to AS. here, army, G. heer, OHG. heri, Goth. harjis, and AS. beorgan, to save, shelter, defend, G. bergen,. See Harry 2d Bury, and cf. Harbinger


In literature:

The opening day of the month saw the arrival in New York harbor of the first armed French steamer to reach that port.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
It was an unsheltered harbor, but it was not only the best, but the only one which could be found.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
And folks bragged about the harbor at the Grao!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
I'm glad enough t' be in harbor.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
What works the harbor door?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Opposite this dockyard is Milford, the harbor being a mile and a half wide.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
You'll see more people than you ever saw on the muster-field; ships from foreign lands will be moored in the harbor.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
And all belonged to the harbor.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
We anchored off the island an hour before daylight, the harbor being too shallow to admit the ship.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
I don't suppose that Gloucester Harbor will ever again look as beautiful to me as it did that morning when we sailed out.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
The vessel glided into the harbor, and joyfully the passengers landed.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Up till now, Glory could always console herself with dreams of the "Snug Harbor" and the feasts some day to be enjoyed there.
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
They sunk a ship in the neck of San Juan harbor, thereby preventing Drake's fleet from obtaining an entrance.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
Then, towing her into the harbor of Tripoli, they anchored her close under the guns of their forts.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The harbor at once became a scene of rapid movement and intense activity.
"Campaigning in Cuba" by George Kennan
At last a French schooner entered the harbor, laden with provisions.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
It is Uncle Sam's recognized duty to develop and maintain harbors and channels to the sea.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
Then while our band played a farewell air, Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea," the Moltke slowly steamed out of the harbor.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
Its apex is about five hundred feet above the level of the harbor.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
We shall awake to-morrow in the harbor of Algiers.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine

In poetry:

O ship of state
Shall new winds bear you back upon the sea?
What are you doing? Seek the harbor's lee
Ere 't is too late!
"To The Ship Of State" by Roswell Martin Field
Ultima Thule! Utmost Isle!
Here in thy harbors for a while
We lower our sails; a while we rest
From the unending, endless quest.
"Ultima Thule: Dedication To G. W. G." by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Now, Goodman Macy, ope thy door,—
We would not be house-breakers;
A rueful deed thou'st done this day,
In harboring banished Quakers."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now thy soul, its prison leaving,
Finds the harbor wish'd for long,
Ceas'd thy woe and ceas'd thy grieving,
Join'd the blest angelic song.
"On The Death Of A Poor But Excellent Man" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Obscure the glooms that harbor Truth,
And mute the lips from which we crave
The guarded secret of the grave—
So soon grown dumb to word and ruth!
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
The man in the North,
He pledged his troth,
To find a Richmond barber,
But the man in the South,
He mashed his mouth
At a place they call Cold Harbor.
"The Man In The South" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Business eyes big payoff from National Harbor casino.
The city of Oak Harbor and the parents of Maj. Megan McClung have joined forces for this year's 6th annual Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run, which will be held Saturday, Aug 18 at Windjammer Park.
Owner of a majestic summer island home with a sweeping vista of Edgartown Harbor, Nantucket Sound and Cape Poge gut.
Executive Chef-Louis Kiefer The Bar Harbor Inn Oceanfront Resort.
Many young people harbor this "Who am I".
Shooting only 21 percent from the field, Grays Harbor fell into a 30-16 hole at the half.
Harbor where ships dock in suburb of Lyttelton reportedly is 'badly damaged'.
During the course of his 14 years as the proprietor of Sag Harbor's Ice Cream Club, and later the adjoining Vincenzo's Pizza, Dan Salsedo was often the one found behind the counter of either business.
Orovitz of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla.
Gig Harbor's loss is Port Orchard's gain.
Floodwaters rush into Vernazza's harbor after an intense rainstorm ripped through the region on Oct 25, 2011.
Waterfront project at Pete's Harbor goes before Redwood City Planning Commission tonight.
A view of Pete's Harbor in Redwood City on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012.
Work is under way on Chattanooga's Cameron Harbor.
A striking triplex penthouse apartment in a clock tower overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor has gone on the market for $25 million.

In science:

Since dusty starburst galaxies sometimes harbor hidden AGNs (e.g., Sanders et al. 1988; Ivison et al. 2000; Willott et al. 2001), future follow-up observations will be important to understand what faint MIR sources are.
Discovery of Active Galactic Nuclei in Mid- and Far-Infrared Deep Surveys with ISO
The central galaxy in the Hydra A cluster also harbors Xray cavities associated with radio lobes that also show no evidence for shock heating .
Chandra Observations of the Components of Clusters, Groups, and Galaxies and their Interactions
Moffat (1984) invented an alternative theory of gravity that harbored differing predictions for the apsidal motion of binary stars and yet maintained agreement with other tests of general relativity.
Stability of Triple Star Systems with Highly Inclined Orbits
The mass function identifies the system as a highmass X-ray binary harboring a black hole (Orosz et al. 2000). A slightly longer type of X-ray transient, CI Cam, with a single short outburst about 2 days long, was also discovered by RXTE (Smith et al. 1998, Revnivtsev, Emel’yanov & Borozdin 1999).
Fast X-ray Transients and Their Connection to Gamma-Ray Bursts
Internal shocks within the jet before penetrating through the envelope would lead to high energy protons to produce prompt TeV neutrino signals172 . A collapsar may also harbor a long-lived central engine that continuously pumps energy into the GRB fireball125,8 .
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
Only two M dwarfs are known to harbor planets, even though many M dwarfs are included in the surveys.
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
The age of the targets spread from 1–4 Myr–old disks in the Taurus star–forming region through the Pleiades (∼100 Myr) to older brown dwarfs in the Solar neighborhood that may harbor debris disks.
Disks around Brown Dwarfs and Cool Stars
On the fundamental nature and evolution of the genetic code. In: Cold Spring Harbor Symp.
Genetic Code as a Harmonic System: two Supplements
In this context, Doppler searches for planets in spectroscopic binaries will provide us with stronger constraints on the reality of the 20-AU “limit” and on its possible interpretation as a minimum separation for considering that a binary possibly harbors a giant planet.
Probing the Impact of Stellar Duplicity on Planet Occurrence with Spectroscopic and Imaging Observations
The limits on the spectral types determined from the SDSS spectra suggest that a substantial fraction of these ob jects could harbor brown dwarf secondary stars.
Discovery of two new accreting pulsating white dwarf stars
SagDIG is a much more luminous galaxy which has experienced a prolonged star formation (Momany et al. 2005), and consequently it harbors a rich intermediate-age population.
Near-Infrared photometry of carbon stars in the Sagittarius dwarf irregular galaxy and DDO 210
Over the last decade we have learned, mainly from observations with the Hubble Space Telescope, that most – if not all – galaxies which have a stellar bulge, harbor a Supermassive Black Hole (hereafter SMBH) in their nuclei, with a mass proportional to that of the bulge (e.g.
Observational Overview of the Feeding of Active Galactic Nuclei
These pro jects are collecting an unprecedented number of photometric datasets that harbor thousands of ellipsoidal binaries.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
Polar regions of the Sun harbor numerous challenging solar phenomena, such as the source and acceleration process of the fast solar wind.
On the Latitude Distribution of the Polar Magnetic Flux as Observed by SOLIS-VSM
Mid-IR excess most likely harbor a Compton-thick AGN, thus bringing to ∼ 1/3 the fraction of z ∼ 2 galaxies hosting an AGN.
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2