Definitions for heavenˈhɛv ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

heav•enˈhɛv ən(n.)

  1. the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life.

    Category: Religion

  2. (cap.) Often, Heavens. the celestial powers; God.

    Category: Religion

  3. Often, heavens. God (used in expressions of emphasis, surprise, etc.):

    For heaven's sake! Good heavens!

  4. Usu., heavens. the sky, firmament, or expanse of space surrounding the earth.

  5. a place or state of supreme happiness.

Origin of heaven:

bef. 900; ME heven, OE heofon, c. OS heban, ON himinn; akin to OS, OHG himil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la(noun)

    any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

  2. Heaven(noun)

    the abode of God and the angels

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. heaven(noun)ˈhɛv ən

    in many religions, the place where God is

    Will I go to heaven when I die?; the angels in heaven

  2. heavenˈhɛv ən

    emphasizes you are annoyed

    For heaven's sake, hurry up!

Wiktionary

  1. heaven(Noun)

    The sky.

    No sooner had we left the house than the heavens opened.

  2. heaven(Noun)

    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.

    Mommyu2019s gone to heaven to be with God.

  3. heaven(Noun)

    A blissful place or experience.

    Soaking in a warm bath after a long day at work is sheer heaven.

  4. Heaven(ProperNoun)

    derived from Evan with a folk etymology spelling.

  5. Heaven(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage from the noun heaven.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heaven(noun)

    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. Heaven(noun)

    the dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death

  3. Heaven(noun)

    the sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2

  4. Heaven(noun)

    any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight

  5. Heaven(verb)

    to place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify

Freebase

  1. Heaven

    Heaven, the Heavens or Seven Heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, mythological, or metaphysical term for the physical or transcendent place from which heavenly beings originate, are enthroned or inhabit. It is commonly believed that heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate and that earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in exceptional cases, enter Heaven alive. Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to Hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the Will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a Heaven on Earth in a World to Come. Another belief is in an Axis mundi or World tree which connects the heavens, the world, and the underworld. In Indian religions, Heaven is considered as Svarga loka, and soul is again subjected to rebirth in different living forms according to its karma. This cycle can be broken after a soul achieves Moksha or Nirvana.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Heaven

    in Christian theology the place of the immediate Divine presence, where God manifests Himself without veil, and His saints enjoy that presence and know as they are known. In Scripture it denotes, (1) the atmosphere, (2) the starry region, (3) a state of bliss, (4) as defined, the divine presence, and (5) God Himself.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. heaven

    1. The Coney Island of the Christian imagination. 2. Largely a matter of digestion. 3. An orphan asylum where institutionalism reigns. 4. A penitential colony where the virtuous and the good are condemned to eternal fellowship for their stupidities uttered on earth.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heaven' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4047

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heaven' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2669

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heaven' in Nouns Frequency: #1370


Translations for heaven

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

heaven(noun)

in some religions, the place where God or the gods live, and where good people go when they die.

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