Definition of Haven

1. Noun. A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary.

Exact synonyms: Oasis
Generic synonyms: Shelter

2. Noun. A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo.
Exact synonyms: Harbor, Harbour, Seaport
Terms within: Dock, Dockage, Docking Facility, Landing, Landing Place, Anchorage, Anchorage Ground
Group relationships: Seafront
Generic synonyms: Port
Specialized synonyms: Coaling Station, Port Of Call
Specialized synonyms: Caesarea, Pearl Harbor, Boston Harbor

Definition of Haven

1. n. A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.

2. v. t. To shelter, as in a haven.

Definition of Haven

1. Noun. A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary. ¹

3. Verb. To put into, or provide with a haven. ¹

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Definition of Haven

1. to shelter [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shelter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haven

have the wind up
have the wolf by the ear
have tickets on oneself
have time
have to
have to do with the price of fish
have truck with
have up
have words
have you got the time
have young
haven (current term)

Literary usage of Haven

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report (1905)
"New haven and Hartford 750000 Shepaug, Litchfield and Northern Railroad ... New haven and Hartford 361400 Stamford and New Canaan Railroad (total shares. ..."

2. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"UNIVERSITY haven - - CONNECTICUT ; Collegiate School of Connecticut was founded by the combined action >fa few of the ministers in Connecticut, who obtained ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"The town received the name of New haven. Other settlements soon came into ... The exact steps are not recorded, but by 1643 New haven was a colony with five ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"An attempt to found a negro manual training school or college at New haven threw the town into violent excitement. The idea of an institution where negroes ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1906)
"An agreement made by some of his heirs is on the New haven County records. Among them are Andrew Morrison, in right of his wife Sarah, and John Morgan, ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"New haven railways dividend. Nation 97: Sanitary affairs. ... New haven and Hartford railroad company's automatic stop. Sei. Am. 109: 50. Jl. 19. '13. ..."

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