Harbor dues
Harbor Har"bor (h[aum]r"b[~e]r), n. [Written also {harbour}.] [OE. herbor, herberwe, herberge, Icel. herbergi (cf. OHG. heriberga), orig., a shelter for soldiers; herr army + bjarga to save, help, defend; akin to AS. here army, G. heer, OHG. heri, Goth. harjis, and AS. beorgan to save, shelter, defend, G. bergen. See {Harry}, {2d Bury}, and cf. {Harbinger}.] 1. A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter. [1913 Webster]

[A grove] fair harbour that them seems. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Specif.: A lodging place; an inn. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. (Astrol.) The mansion of a heavenly body. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven. [1913 Webster]

5. (Glass Works) A mixing box for materials. [1913 Webster]

{Harbor dues} (Naut.), fees paid for the use of a harbor.

{Harbor seal} (Zo["o]l.), the common seal.

{Harbor watch}, a watch set when a vessel is in port; an anchor watch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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