Arbor vs Harbor - What's the difference?

arbor | harbor |


As a proper noun arbor

is .

As a noun harbor is

a sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading.

As a verb harbor is

to provide a harbor or safe place for.

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.
  • harbor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * harbour (Commonwealth) * herberwe (obsolete) * herborough (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading.
  • A harbor''', even if it is a little '''harbor , is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world, and has something to give in return -
  • Any place of shelter.
  • The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves.

    Derived terms

    * harborage * harbormaster * harbor seal * safe harbor

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide a harbor or safe place for.
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  • To take refuge or shelter in a protected expanse of water.
  • To hold or persistently entertain in one's thoughts or mind.
  • See also

    * haven * dock

    References

    * * * * * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.