Harbour vs Arbor - What's the difference?

harbour | arbor |


As a noun harbour

is (obsolete|uncountable) shelter, refuge.

As a verb harbour

is to provide shelter or refuge for.

As a proper noun arbor is

.

harbour

English

Alternative forms

* herberwe (obsolete) * herborough (obsolete) * harbor (now US)

Noun

(wikipedia harbour)
  • (en noun) (British, Canada)
  • (obsolete, uncountable) Shelter, refuge.
  • A place of shelter or refuge.
  • The neighbourhood is a well-known harbour for petty thieves.
  • (obsolete) A house of the zodiac.
  • * Late 14th century: To ech of hem his tyme and his seson, / As thyn herberwe chaungeth lowe or heighe — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin’s Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  • A sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload.
  • The city has an excellent natural harbour .
  • (astrology) The mansion of a heavenly body.
  • A mixing box for materials in glass-working.
  • Derived terms

    * harbourage * harbourmaster * unharboured

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide shelter or refuge for.
  • The docks, which once harboured''' tall ships, now '''harbour only petty thieves.
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • The bare suspicion made it treason to harbour the person suspected.
  • * Rowe
  • Let not your gentle breast harbour one thought of outrage.
  • To accept, as with a belief.
  • That scientist harbours the belief that God created humans.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Moldova 0-5 England , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=If Moldova harboured even the slightest hopes of pulling off a comeback that would have bordered on miraculous given their lack of quality, they were snuffed out 13 minutes before the break when Oxlade-Chamberlain picked his way through midfield before releasing Defoe for a finish that should have been dealt with more convincingly by Namasco at his near post.}}

    See also

    * dock * haven

    arbor

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) arbour, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * arbour (chiefly British)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A shady sitting place, usually in a park or garden, and usually surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines and other vegetation.
  • A grove of trees.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • An axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe.
  • A bar for supporting cutting tools.
  • A spindle of a wheel.