Translation of harbor in Spanish:


puerto, n.

(British harbour)

Pronunciation /ˈhɑrbər//ˈhɑːbə/


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    puerto masculine
    before noun harbor dues derechos portuarios masculine
    • harbor wall malecón
    • The funny thing was that the Japanese irezumi artists now got new clients - the sailors from the foreign ships anchoring in Japanese harbors.
    • Each one has a responsibility for protecting our coasts, borders and harbors.
    • Galveston Bay and other bay systems along the middle and upper coast have deep water (ship channels, harbors, deep natural cuts) into which fish can flee during cold weather.
    • She swallowed and rushed in. ‘I'm here to ask about the berths available on the ships in harbour.’
    • During the storms of winter ships in the harbour were drydocked for repairs and refitting.
    • During the sailing season large numbers of yachts berth at the harbour, hampering the movement of container ships and larger fishing vessels.
    • The ship docked in the harbour here on Monday night and the captain was given the option to pay the fine or appear in court.
    • Big conger inhabit a number of environments, including deep water rock marks, harbours, jetties, piers, breakwaters and the odd sandy beach!
    • Many of the structures (jetties, harbours, sea walls, breakwaters) built by society disrupt the natural coastal processes and consequently result in erosion and deposition.
    • It is mostly the fishermen that make use of the harbour with big ships docking occasionally.
    • Its members have been checking underwater structures and helping the Coast Guard patrol the harbor whenever a cruise liner berths.
    • At times there could be 100 ocean-going ships in harbour - goods were on sale in her warehouses from around the world.
    • The yard and slipway led to the harbour where the ships were serviced.
    • But instead of issuing forth to finish off the demoralized Japanese squadron the Russian ships remained safely in harbour.
    • Ports that usually average 30 to 35 ships in harbor, now have 60 to 65.
    • The only light came from the two cruise ships moored in the harbour.
    • They will then sail down the harbour while ships alongside pay their respect.
    • The Royal Navy assumed that Raeder, the head of the German Navy, would not tolerate three ships remaining in harbour and not doing anything.
    • That night, while Laurel was brushing her teeth, I stared out our window at the cruise ships docked in the harbor.
    • The harbor is protected by a long jetty running more or less north and south, and you have to enter at the southern end.
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    (safe place)
    refugio masculine
    • When in doubt, speakers eagerly returned to the safe harbor of Kerry's war record.
    • The only women they have contact with are non-inmates, and thus these women are in positions of power: they are free to come and go, they have favors to dispense and they can offer safe harbors.
    • Are we less than the men who left safe harbors and shouldered through cold oceans?
    • The Deadheads gave the Grateful Dead a steady revenue stream and a safe harbor.
    • But now you no longer need a safe harbor from U.S. monetary tightening, so Malaysia shouldn't be selling at a premium.
    • Time and again, the legislation has sailed through congressional votes only to encounter choppy seas as it neared the safe harbor of enactment.
    • Fixed rates have long offered a safe harbour to homeowners who want the security of knowing what their monthly mortgage repayments will be for an extended period.
    • Here the nature of an inn, historically, has been as a safe harbour and secure refuge from the perils of the highway.
    • In a positive effort to stop the cycle of incarceration among children of prisoners, the camp experience has become a safe harbor.
    • As interest rates continue their rise in the US and the eurozone, and quite likely in Japan in the near future, it may be that some of that investment money might be returning home to safer harbours.
    • The best hope was that it would offer other safe harbors and define proportionality more flexibly.
    • The girls were suddenly forced to find their safe harbor in me.
    • Here is a plan that will provide a safe harbour for bikes, create a couple of part-time jobs and make money for the council to invest in cycling facilities.
    • And away from the glamour and the excitement of the stage, there is often the hidden loneliness, the restless mind that seldom knows the calm of a safe harbour.
    • Self-regulation can work if there is both a default rule urging for its fine tuning (via contract), and a common sharing of values upon which to build the needed exceptions and safe harbours.
    • To dispatch the wrong past, and recover the right one, was part and parcel of the country's overdue arrival in the safe harbour of a modern democracy.
    • Unable to fly anywhere, they felt trapped, and looked towards Canada as their safe harbor.
    • Obviously, if you offer a safe harbor, some agents just won't bother to learn new skills.
    • On one level the little arms around you and the fact that he regards you as a safe harbor in a pinch is a great, uplifting feeling.
    • The ideology also affords a safe harbor of rationalization.

transitive verb

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    (fugitive) albergar
    (fugitive) dar refugio a
  • 2

    (contain, conceal)
    (person/animal) esconder
    old rugs harbor a lot of dirt las alfombras viejas juntan mucha mugre
  • 3

    (hold in mind)
    (suspicion/desire) albergar literary
    (hopes) abrigar literary
    to harbor a grudge guardar rencor