Word of the Day: Harbor

har·bor /ˈhärbər/

1. a part of the ocean, lake or river that is next to land and deep enough to allow ships to safely anchor

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 4 BCE – 65 CE

2. a place of security and comfort

There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair.” Euripides, 480 BCE – 406 BCE

3. to give shelter to (someone or something)

example: Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, grew up in an abolitionist household and harbored fugitive slaves.

4. to keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one’s mind, especially secretly

You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.” Abbott L. Lowell, 1856 – 1943