Pronunciation: (här'bur),[key] —n. 1. a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect to coastal features, whether natural or artificial, as to provide protection from winds, waves, and currents.
2. such a body of water having docks or port facilities.
3. any place of shelter or refuge: The old inn was a harbor for tired travelers.
—v.t. 1. to give shelter to; offer refuge to: They harbored the refugees who streamed across the borders. 2. to conceal; hide: to harbor fugitives. 3. to keep or hold in the mind; maintain; entertain: to harbor suspicion. 4. to house or contain.
5. to shelter (a vessel), as in a harbor.
—v.i. (of a vessel) to take shelter in a harbor. Also,esp. Brit.,harbour.