Hyphenation for “harbour”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “harbour”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "harbour" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “harbour” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „harbour“ ⟶ „har-bour“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "harbour"

harbour >> ˈhɑːbə

Definition: [noun] a place on the coast where ships may moor in shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures.
Example: they enjoyed fishing in the harbour

Synonyms of "harbour"

port | dock | haven | marina | dockyard | boatyard | mooring | anchorage | roads | waterfront | jetty | quay | pier | slipway | wharf | landing stage | harbourage | moorage | roadstead | hithe |

Definition: [verb] keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly.
Example: she started to harbour doubts about the wisdom of their journey

Synonyms of "harbour"

bear | nurse | nurture | cherish | entertain | foster | feel secretly | hold on to | cling to | possess | maintain | retain |

Definition: [verb] shelter or hide (a criminal or wanted person).
Example: he was suspected of harbouring an escaped prisoner

Synonyms of "harbour"

shelter | conceal | hide | shield | protect | give asylum to | give sanctuary to | give shelter to | provide a refuge for | accommodate | lodge | put up | take in | billet | house |

Definition: [verb] (of a ship or its crew) moor in a harbour.
Example: he might have harboured in Falmouth

Synonyms of "harbour"

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