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English noun: harbour

1. harbour (location) a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Synonymsharbor, haven, seaport

Broader (hypernym)port

Narrower (hyponym)coaling station, port of call

Instance hyponymBoston Harbor, Caesarea, Pearl Harbor

Part holonymanchorage, anchorage ground, dock, dockage, docking facility, landing, landing place

Part meronymseafront

2. harbour (artifact) a place of refuge and comfort and security


Broader (hypernym)asylum, refuge, sanctuary

English verb: harbour

1. harbour (stative) secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)shelter

2. harbour (possession) keep in one's possession; of animals


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hold on, keep

3. harbour (perception) hold back a thought or feeling about

SamplesShe is harboring a grudge against him.

Synonymsharbor, shield

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide

4. harbour (emotion) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

SamplesBear a grudge.
Entertain interesting notions.
Harbor a resentment.

Synonymsentertain, harbor, hold, nurse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

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