As nouns the difference between creek and harbour
is that creek
is one of a native american tribe from the southeastern united states while harbour
is (obsolete|uncountable) shelter, refuge.
As a proper noun creek
is the muskogean language of the creek tribe.
As an adjective creek
is of or pertaining to the creek tribe.
As a verb harbour is
to provide shelter or refuge for.
A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
(Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
Any turn or winding.
* beck, brook, burn, stream
* up the creek
* herberwe (obsolete)
* herborough (obsolete)
* harbor (now US)
(en noun) (British, Canada)
(obsolete, uncountable) Shelter, refuge.
A place of shelter or refuge.
(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 neighbourhood is a well-known harbour for petty thieves.
(astrology) The mansion of a heavenly body.
A mixing box for materials in glass-working.
- The city has an excellent natural harbour .
To provide shelter or refuge for.
* Bishop Burnet
- The docks, which once harboured''' tall ships, now '''harbour only petty thieves.
- The bare suspicion made it treason to harbour the person suspected.
To accept, as with a belief.
- Let not your gentle breast harbour one thought of outrage.
- That scientist harbours the belief that God created humans.
, date=September 7
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Moldova 0-5 England
, work=BBC Sport
, 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.}}