From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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harbourhar‧bour1 British English, harbor American English /ˈhɑːbə $ ˈhɑːrbər/ ●●○ noun [countable] TTWan area of water next to the land where the water is calm, so that ships are safe when they are inside itbay as they sailed into Portsmouth Harbour
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harbourLarge numbers of nuclear-powered submarines are laid up at a harbour near Murmansk.There are also some interesting old buildings to see around the Shore and at the old-world fishing harbour of Newhaven.For the Out Skerries comprise a group of three little islands which are conveniently arranged to form a perfect natural harbour.About 7,000 yachts had been in the harbour for days to get the best view.
harbourharbour2 British English, harbor American English verb [transitive] 1 FEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETCto keep bad thoughts, fears, or hopes in your mind for a long time I think he’s harbouring some sort of grudge against me. She began to harbour doubts over the wisdom of their journey.2 to contain something, especially something hidden and dangerous Sinks and draining boards can harbour germs.3 PROTECTto protect and hide criminals that the police are searching forsee thesaurus at protect→ See Verb table
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harbourTaylor denied harbouring a grudge against his former boss.Every available stretch of water - be it river, sea or reservoir - is likely to harbour a sailing club.It is especially good for people with allergies as it doesn't harbour dust.But as I studied him any aggressive feelings I may have harboured evaporated quickly.The students harboured hidden resentment and committed deceit.Between 30 and 50% of people in western countries harbour methanogenic bacteria in their colons.It appeared isolated, withdrawn, harbouring something which, if revealed, might shock and frighten its neighbours.I abandoned the garden, which harboured the non-existent toad.
From King Business Dictionaryharbourhar‧bour /ˈhɑːbəˈhɑːrbər/ British English, harbor American English noun [countable] an area of calm water next to the land, where boats arrive and leaveThe island has a fine modern harbour.Theharbour master (=someone in charge of a harbour) may request the ship owner to remove the vessel.