Marina vs. Harbor

Marina vs. Harbor — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Marina and Harbor

Marinanoun

A harbour for small boats.

It's a peaceful marina with not too many boats and yachts.

Harbornoun

Shelter, refuge.

Marinanoun

a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers

Harbornoun

Any place of shelter.

The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves.

Harbornoun

(obsolete) A house of the zodiac, or the mansion of a heavenly body.

Harbornoun

A sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading.

A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world, and has something to give in return - Sarah Orne Jewett
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Harbornoun

A mixing box for materials in glass-working.

Harborverb

(transitive) To provide a harbor or safe place for.

The docks, which once harbored tall ships, now harbor only petty thieves.

Harborverb

(intransitive) To take refuge or shelter in a protected expanse of water.

The fleet harbored in the south.

Harborverb

(transitive) To hold or persistently entertain in one's thoughts or mind.

She harbors a conviction that her husband has a secret, criminal past.

Harbornoun

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Harbornoun

a place of refuge and comfort and security

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Harborverb

maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);

bear a grudgeentertain interesting notionsharbor a resentment

Harborverb

secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

Harborverb

keep in one's possession; of animals

Harborverb

hold back a thought or feeling about;

She is harboring a grudge against him