What does Haven mean?

Definitions for Haven
ˈheɪ vənhaven

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Haven.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haven, oasisnoun

    a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

  2. seaport, haven, harbor, harbournoun

    a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo


  1. havennoun

    A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.

  2. havennoun

    A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.

  3. havenverb

    To put into, or provide with a haven.

  4. Etymology: hæfen, from habnō (compare Dutch haven, German Hafen, Danish/Norwegian havn), from haban 'sea' (compare Old English hæf, German Haff 'gulf', Danish hav), or from kopno- (compare Irish cúan 'harbor, recess, haven').

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HAVENnoun

    Etymology: haven, Dutch; havre, French.

    Only love was threatened and promised to him, and so to his cousin, as both the tempest and haven of their best years. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Order for sea is given:
    They have put forth the haven. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopat.

    After an hour and a half sailing, we entered into a good haven, being the port of a fair city. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    The queen beheld, as soon as day appear’d,
    The navy under sail, the haven clear’d. John Denham.

    We may be shipwreckt by her breath:
    Love, favour’d once with that sweet gale,
    Doubles his haste, and fills his sail,
    ’Till he arrive, where she must prove
    The haven, or the rock of love. Edmund Waller.

    All places, that the eye of heaven visits,
    Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. William Shakespeare, R. II.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havennoun

    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. Havennoun

    a place of safety; a shelter; an asylum

  3. Havenverb

    to shelter, as in a haven

  4. Etymology: [AS. hfene; akin to D. & LG. haven, G. hafen, MHG. habe, Dan. havn, Icel. hfn, Sw. hamn; akin to E. have, and hence orig., a holder; or to heave (see Heave); or akin to AS. hf sea, Icel. & Sw. haf, Dan. hav, which is perh. akin to E. heave.]


  1. Haven

    Haven is a 2004 feature film set in the Cayman Islands, a British offshore financial centre. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2004. It is written and directed by native Caymanian Frank E. Flowers and filmed entirely in the 100-square-mile West Indian dependency. Haven is an ensemble film in which unconnected lives intersect and result in a violent chain of events that turns tranquility into chaos. It was released in limited theaters in the United States on September 15, 2006. The film's tagline was, "Can love survive the fall of paradise?"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haven

    hā′vn, an inlet of the sea, or mouth of a river, where ships can get good and safe anchorage: any place of safety: an asylum.—v.t. to shelter.—p.adj. Hā′vened, sheltered, as in a haven. [A.S. hæfen; Dut. haven, Ger. hafen.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. haven

    [Anglo-Saxon, hæfen]. A safe refuge from the violence of wind and sea; much the same as harbour, though of less importance. A good anchorage rather than place of perfect shelter. Milford Haven is an exception.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HAVEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Haven is ranked #9043 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Haven surname appeared 3,614 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Haven.

    86.6% or 3,130 total occurrences were White.
    4.7% or 170 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 106 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 93 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 86 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 29 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Haven in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Haven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Haven in a Sentence

  1. Julian Bailes:

    Most CTE sufferers have been found at autopsy to have tau, but also about 40 % have had amyloid as well. So they are showing both degeneration markers in the brain, most importantly, it's a distinct pattern that we haven't seen in any other condition -- not in Alzheimer's, not in other forms of dementia, and certainly not in normal controls. So it's not just what we're binding to, it's that this pattern appears to be distinct and it appears to be the areas that have been damaged in autopsy studies of sufferers with CTE.

  2. Neal Crabtree:

    Just like the rest of the country, COVID hurt us bad. We had a lot of projects canceled, we've got guys that haven't worked in months, and in some cases years, and to have a project of this magnitude canceled, it's going to hurt a lot of people, a lot of families, a lot of communities.

  3. County Supervisor Dawn Rowe:

    Climate change is a threat we haven’t had to deal with yet and I get that we’re struggling to figure out the best path forward, but it’s happening and it’s happening now.

  4. The Rev. Gilbert Walker:

    It's been a real blessing for me, and I think for my family here, too, and for my family in the States, to know that there's a connection. That time and distance haven't erased that connection. It's still there. The same blood flows through our veins.

  5. Joe Biden:

    We need to keep up the fight, mr. President, since you signed the law,( our Republican colleagues) haven't stopped for one second. Multiple court challenges, you mentioned sabotage from the previous administration( and) over 70 attempts to repeal the law by Republicans in Congress.

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