US: /ˈhɑɹbɝ/
UK: /hˈɑːbɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

harbour /'hɑ:bə/
  • danh từ ((từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) (cũng) habor)
    • bến tàu, cảng
    • (nghĩa bóng) nơi an toàn; nơi ẩn náu
    • ngoại động từ ((từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) (cũng) habor)
      • chứa chấp; che giấu, cho ẩn náu
        • to harbour a criminal: chứa chấp một kẻ có tội
      • nuôi dưỡng (ý nghĩ xấu...)
        • to harbour evil thoughts: nuôi dưỡng những ý nghĩ xấu xa
    • nội động từ ((từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) (cũng) habor)
      • bỏ neo ở cảng, đậu ở cảng (tàu thuỷ)

    Advanced English dictionary

    (BrE) (AmE harbor) noun, verb
    + noun [C, U] an area of water on the coast, protected from the open sea by strong walls, where ships can shelter: Several boats lay at anchor in the harbour. + to enter / leave harbour
    + verb [VN]
    1 to hide and protect sb who is hiding from the police: Police believe someone must be harbouring the killer.
    2 (written) to keep feelings or thoughts, especially negative ones, in your mind for a long time: The arsonist may harbour a grudge against the company. + She began to harbour doubts about the decision. + to harbour thoughts of revenge + He still harbours ambitions of playing professional soccer.
    3 (written) to contain sth and allow it to develop: Your dishcloth can harbour many germs. + These woodlands once harboured a colony of red deer. + The Fife coast harbours many insects which are rare elsewhere in Britain.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 port, (safe) haven, anchorage, mooring:
    We sailed into the harbour just as the storm broke.
    2 shelter, keep safe, protect, shield, guard, safeguard, conceal, hide:
    They were found guilty of harbouring a known fugitive.
    3 cherish, foster, nurture, nurse, keep, retain, maintain, hold, cling to:
    She harbours a grudge against whoever set the fire.

    Collocation dictionary


    deep, deep-water | good, safe, sheltered | natural | busy | picturesque, pretty | fishing


    The town has a small natural harbour.
    | come into, go into, enter
    They entered the harbour with flags flying.
    | go out of, leave




    in (a/the) ~
    The fishing fleet is in harbour. the activity in the harbour
    | into (a/the) ~
    The damaged vessel was towed into harbour.
    | out of a/the ~
    We sailed out of the harbour at daybreak.


    the entrance to/the mouth of a harbour

    Concise English dictionary

    harbours|harboured|harbouring'hɑrbə(r) /'hɑːb-
    +a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    +a place of refuge and comfort and security
    +secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
    +keep in one's possession; of animals
    +hold back a thought or feeling about
    +maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)