- n a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
- n a place of refuge and comfort and security
- v maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
harbor a resentment
- v secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
- v keep in one's possession; of animals
- v hold back a thought or feeling about
She is harboring a grudge against him
- While Kwan Yin, the goddess of mercy, may watch over Hong Kong, its destiny is tied more directly to the ebb and flow of an earthly asset: its harbor.
- Sarah Palin in San Francisco Chronicle
Or as Palin said when McCain named her as his pick, "A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built."
- Warren Buffett in Christian Science Monitor
Describing the conditions as an "economic Pearl Harbor," Buffett said, according to a Bloomberg news report Wednesday that his investment in Goldman is a vote of confidence in the Treasury's plan.
- James Watson in Scientific American
This morning I have conveyed to the trustees of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory my desire to retire immediately from my position as its chancellor, as well as from my position on its board, on which I have served for the past 43 years,...