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1. Shelter and anchorage for ships.
2. Shelter; refuge.
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(ˈhɑr bər ɪdʒ)

1. shelter for vessels, as that provided by a harbor.
2. a place of shelter; lodging.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harborage - (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
refuge, safety - a safe place; "He ran to safety"
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The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship:
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O Oedipus, discrowned head, Thy cradle was thy marriage bed; One harborage sufficed for son and sire.
Sitting upon my throne of augury, As is my wont, where every fowl of heaven Find harborage, upon mine ears was borne A jargon strange of twitterings, hoots, and screams; So knew I that each bird at the other tare With bloody talons, for the whirr of wings Could signify naught else.
These two maids Their sisters, girls, gave all their sex could give, Food and safe harborage and filial care; While their two brethren sacrificed their sire For lust of power and sceptred sovereignty.
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