(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
Syn: ↑harbourage
Derivationally related forms: ↑harbour (for: ↑harbourage), ↑harbor
Topics: ↑ship
Hypernyms: ↑safety, ↑refuge

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\\-b(ə)rij\ noun (-s)

talking as if he had a right to harborage, attention, and affection — Clemence Dane

for this harborage … hostility seemed to her a little price to pay — Katherine Freeman

b. : a place of shelter or refuge : resting-place

the island was a harborage for privateersmen and runaway slaves

c. : a place offering favorable environmental conditions for growth and life

to reduce a rat population, competition must be increased by reducing food or harborageWildlife Review

weedy hedgerows … are thus a harborage for many troublesome pests — F.D.Smith & Barbara Wilcox

a. : shelter for ships : harbor facilities

the long indented coast offers excellent harborage

b. : harbor

the ship … was lifted over the sandbars into the safe harborage of Matanzas — J.B.Cabell & A.J.Hanna

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/hahr"beuhr ij/, n.
1. shelter for vessels, as that provided by a harbor.
2. any shelter or lodging.
3. a place of shelter.
[1560-70; HARBOR + -AGE]

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harˈbourage or (N American) harˈborage noun
1. A place of shelter
2. The act of harbouring
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Main Entry:harbour

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