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Definition of "harbour" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of harbor. (noun)
  • A sheltered port (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A place of refuge or safety (noun)
  • To give shelter to (verb)
  • To maintain secretly (verb)
  • To shelter (a vessel) in a harbour or (of a vessel) to seek shelter (verb)

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Use "harbour" in a sentence
  • "It must be autumn at home now – the harbour is a-dream and the old Glen hills blue with haze, and Rainbow Valley a haunt of delight with wild asters blowing all over it – our old 'farewell-summers.'"
  • "The other harbour is at the mouth of the Nelson in Saskatchewan."
  • "At a small distance from the mouth of the harbour is a little island with a fort upon it, which gives the bay a pretty and rather romantic appearance."