- ( UK ) IPA: /ˈhɑːbə/
- ( Canada ) IPA: /ˈhɑɹbəɹ/
- Rhymes: -ɑː( ɹ )bə( ɹ )
- ( obsolete, uncountable ) Shelter, refuge .
- A place of shelter or refuge .
- ( obsolete ) A house of the zodiac.
- A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload .
From Middle English herber, herberge, from Old English herebeorg ( “shelter, lodgings, quarters” ), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz ( “army” ) + *bergô ( “protection” ), equivalent to Old English here ( “army, host” ) + ġebeorg ( “defense, protection, refuge” ). Cognate with Old Norse herbergi ( “a harbour; a room” ) ( whence the Icelandic herbergi ), Dutch herberg, German Herberge ‘hospice’, Swedish härbärge. Compare also French auberge ( “hostel” ). More at here, borrow .
harbour ( plural: harbours ) ( UK, Canada )
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