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Apparently from unattested Old English *herebeorg (here ‘army’ + ġebeorg ‘shelter’), or directly from (or influenced by) cognate Old Norse herbergi (a harbour; a room) (whence the Icelandic herbergi). Cognate with Dutch herberg, German Herberge ‘hospice’, Swedish härbärge.

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Harbour

Plural
Harbours

Harbour (plural Harbours) (British, Canadian)
  1. (obsolete, uncountable) Shelter, refuge.
  2. A place of shelter or refuge.
    The neighbourhood is a well-known harbour for petty thieves.
  3. (obsolete) A house of the zodiac.
    • Late C14: To ech of hem his tyme and his seson, / As thyn herberwe chaungeth lowe or heighe — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin’s Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  4. A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload.
    The city has an excellent natural harbour.

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to Harbour

Third person singular
Harbours

Simple past
Harboured

Past participle
Harboured

Present participle
Harbouring

to Harbour (third-person singular simple present Harbours, present participle Harbouring, simple past and past participle Harboured)
  1. (transitive) To provide shelter or refuge for.
    The docks, which once harboured tall ships, now harbour only petty thieves.

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