Definition of Heaven

1. Noun. Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace.

Exact synonyms: Eden, Nirvana, Paradise, Promised Land, Shangri-la
Generic synonyms: Part, Region
Derivative terms: Paradisal, Paradisiacal

2. Noun. The abode of God and the angels.

Definition of Heaven

1. n. The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; -- often used in the plural in this sense.

2. v. t. To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.

Definition of Heaven

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names dot=) derived from (term Evan) with a folk etymology spelling. ¹

2. Proper noun. (given name female from=English) of modern usage from the noun heaven. ¹

3. Noun. (often in the plural) The sky. ¹

4. Noun. (context: theology) The paradise of the afterlife in certain religions, considered to be the home of the god or gods of those religions, and often the home, or one of various possible homes, of souls of deceased people. ¹

5. Noun. A blissful place or experience. ¹

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Definition of Heaven

1. the sky [n -S]

Medical Definition of Heaven

1. 1. The expanse of space surrounding the earth; especially, that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; often used in the plural in this sense. "I never saw the heavens so dim by day." (Shak) "When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven." (D. Webster) 2. The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death. "Unto the God of love, high heaven's King." (Spenser) "It is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell." (Shak) "New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven." (Keble) In this general sense heaven and its corresponding words in other languages have as various definite interpretations as there are phases of religious belief. 3. The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; used variously in this sense, as in No. 2. "Her prayers, whom Heaven delights to hear." (Shak) "The will And high permission of all-ruling Heaven." (Milton) 4. Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight. "A heaven of beauty." . "The brightest heaven of invention." "O bed! bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head!" (Hood) Heaven is very often used, especially. With participles, in forming compound words, most of which need no special explanation; as, heaven-appeasing, heaven-aspiring, heaven-begot, heaven-born, heaven-bred, heaven-conducted, heaven-descended, heaven-directed, heaven-exalted, heaven-given, heaven-guided, heaven-inflicted, heaven-inspired, heaven-instructed, heaven-kissing, heaven-loved, heaven-moving, heaven-protected, heaven-taught, heaven-warring, and the like. Origin: OE. Heven, hefen, heofen, AS. Heofon; akin to OS. Hevan, LG. Heben, heven, Icel. Hifinn; of uncertain origin, cf. D. Hemel, G. Himmel, Icel. Himmin, Goth. Himins; perh. Akin to, or influenced by, the root of E. Heave, or from a root signifying to cover, cf. Goth. Gahamn to put on, clothe one's self, G. Hemd shirt, and perh. E. Chemise. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heaven

heave up
heaven (current term)
heaven forbid
heaven forfend
heaven helps those who help themselves
heaven knows
heaven on a stick
heaven tree

Literary usage of Heaven

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... door opened by heaven for his deliverance, ... heaven, it may be a feint of another ... heaven ..."

2. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"RESURRECTION, AND ASCENSION TO heaven. ALL that we have hitherto advanced concerning: Christ is to be referred to this point, that being condemned, dead, ..."

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