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harbor:

see portport,
a natural or artificial harbor and its terminal facilities for the transfer of goods and passengers to or from waterborne means of transport. Port cities are located on oceans, lakes, rivers, and canals in places where access to the hinterland provides a large volume of
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What does it mean when you dream about a harbor?

A ship anchored at harbor can symbolize the feeling that something or someone is “all washed up”, as well respite from a hard siege. Ships also represent a place of security to hide or to regroup.

harbor

[′här·bər]
(geography)
Any body of water of sufficient depth for ships to enter and find shelter from storms or other natural phenomena. Also known as port.

harbour

(US), harbor
a sheltered port
References in classic literature ?
What is this I hear about your castle's becoming a nest and harbor for outlaws?
It had been built upon a beautiful, natural harbor, landlocked by magnificent hills.
No boat had left the harbor in the meantime--there was not a railroad within hundreds of miles--there was no other white settlement that the two could reach under several days of arduous marching accompanied by a well-equipped safari.
Billington could give me, so I went down to the port and saw the coastguards, the Customs Officers and the harbor master, who kindly put me in communication with the men who had actually received the boxes.
At ten o'clock the vessel cast anchor in the harbor of Dover, and at half past ten D'Artagnan placed his foot on English land, crying, "Here I am at last
The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board.
We will hasten on to the inn; you will meanwhile proceed on foot to the harbor.
The captain of a frigate in the harbor, and two or three civil officers under the Crown, were also there.
And thus, with prayers, and pious conversation, and frequent singing of hymns, which the breezes caught from their lips and scattered far over the desolate waves, they prosecuted their voyage, and sailed into the harbor of Salem in the month of June.
But when it was observed that even inside the harbor the boats were tossed to and fro, and that beyond the jetty the waves rose mountains high, dashing upon the shore with a terrible uproar, it will readily be believed that not one of those frail boats would be able with safety to reach a fourth part of the distance between the shore and the vessels at anchor.
Accordingly, on the 12th of April the launch was freighted with all things necessary for the purpose, and sixteen persons departed in her to commence the establishment, leaving the Tonquin to follow as soon as the harbor could be sounded.
We steamed down to the foot of the harbor and came to anchor.