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Meaning of “harbour” in the English Dictionary

"harbour" in British English

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harbournoun [C or U]

UK (US harbor) uk   /ˈhɑː.bər/  us   /ˈhɑːr.bɚ/
B1 an ​area of ​water next to the ​coast, often ​protected from the ​sea by a ​thickwall, where ​ships and ​boats can ​shelter: Our ​hotelroomoverlooked a ​pretty little ​fishing harbour.
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harbourverb [T]

UK (US harbor) uk   /ˈhɑː.bər/  us   /ˈhɑːr.bɚ/
  • harbour verb [T] (HIDE)

to ​protect someone or something ​bad, ​especially by ​hiding that ​person or thing when the ​police are ​looking for him, her, or it: to harbour a ​criminal
  • harbour verb [T] (CONTAIN)

to ​contain the ​bacteria, etc. that can ​cause a ​disease to ​spread: Bathroom ​doorhandles can harbour ​germs.
(Definition of harbour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"harbour" in Business English

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harbournoun [C]

( US harbor) uk   us   /ˈhɑːbər/ TRANSPORT
an ​area of water near ​land where ​ships can ​stay safely and which may have ​equipment and ​services for shipping
(Definition of harbour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “harbour”
in Korean 항구…
in Arabic مَرْفأ…
in Malaysian pelabuhan…
in French port…
in Russian гавань, порт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 港口, 港灣…
in Italian porto…
in Turkish liman…
in Polish port…
in Spanish puerto…
in Vietnamese cảng…
in Portuguese porto, ancoradouro…
in Thai ท่าเรือ…
in German der Hafen…
in Catalan port…
in Japanese (英)港, 港湾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 港口, 港湾…
in Indonesian bandar…
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