harbor

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. refuge; port, retreat; haven, shelter; mole. —v. protect, shield, shelter; cherish, keep. See safety, arrival.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A place of refuge]
Syn. refuge, retreat, sanctuary; see shelter .
2. [A port]
Syn. anchorage, haven, roadstead, pier, breakwater, landing place, navigable bay, arm of the sea, harborage, inlet, jetty, embankment, wharf, mole; see also dock 1 .
v.
1. [To protect]
Syn. shelter, provide refuge, secure; see defend 2 .
2. [To consider]
Syn. entertain, cherish, regard; see consider 1 .
3. [To keep hidden]
Syn. suppress, withhold, hold back; see hide 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. anchorage port, dock, pier, mooring, wharves, landing, bay, inlet, cove.
2. haven refuge, retreat, shelter, sanctuary, port, port in a storm.
II
v.
1. shelter house, lodge, quarter, berth, hide, protect, secrete, conceal, cover, shield, guard.
2. to entertain in the mind hold, maintain, believe, cling to, foster, imagine, indulge, nurse.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Something that physically protects, especially from danger: asylum, cover, covert, haven, protection, refuge, retreat, sanctuary, shelter. See ATTACK, SAFETY. II verb 1. To give refuge to: haven, house, shelter. See PROTECTION. 2. To provide with often temporary lodging: accommodate, bed (down), berth, bestow, billet, board, bunk1, domicile, house, lodge, put up, quarter, room. See PROTECTION. 3. To hold and turn over in the mind: bear, nourish, nurse. See THOUGHTS.

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