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1. Shelter and anchorage for ships.
2. Shelter; refuge.


(ˈhɑr bər ɪdʒ)

1. shelter for vessels, as that provided by a harbor.
2. a place of shelter; lodging.
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"


The state of being protected or safeguarded, as from danger or hardship:
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