What is harbor?

  • (verb): Keep in one's possession; of animals.
    Synonyms: harbour
    See also — Additional definitions below

Harbor

A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor has deliberately-constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or otherwise, they could have been constructed by dredging, and these require maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of the former kind is at Long Beach Harbor, California, and an example of the latter kind is San Diego Harbor, California, which was, under natural conditions, too shallow for modern merchant ships and warships.

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Cape May, New Jersey - Geography
... Cape May Harbor, which borders Lower Township and nearby Wildwood Crest allows fishing vessels to enter from the Atlantic Ocean, was created as of 1991, after years of dredging completed the harbor which covers ... Cape May Harbor Fest celebrates life in and around the harbor, with the 2011 event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the harbor's creation ...
Harbor, Oregon - Demographics
... There were 1,333 households out of which 11.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Inner Harbor
... The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and landmark of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, United States ... for post-industrial waterfront redevelopment around the world.” The Inner Harbor consists of the end of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River and includes any water west ... The name "Inner Harbor" is used not just for the water but for the surrounding area of the city, with approximate street boundaries of President Street to the east, Lombard Street to the ...
Shenandoah - Transportation
... built in 1925 at the Skansie Brothers Shipyard in Gig Harbor, Washington ... Now on display at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor ...

More definitions of "harbor":

  • (noun): A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo.
    Synonyms: seaport, haven, harbour
  • (verb): Hold back a thought or feeling about.
    Synonyms: harbour, shield
  • (verb): Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals).
    Synonyms: harbour
  • (noun): A place of refuge and comfort and security.
    Synonyms: harbour

Famous quotes containing the word harbor:

    Now we sing, and do tiny dances on the kitchen floor.
    Our whole body is like a harbor at dawn;
    We know that our master has left us for the day.
    Robert Bly (b. 1926)

    Reporters for tabloid newspapers beat a path to the park entrance each summer when the national convention of nudists is held, but the cult’s requirement that visitors disrobe is an obstacle to complete coverage of nudist news. Local residents interested in the nudist movement but as yet unwilling to affiliate make observations from rowboats in Great Egg Harbor River.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)