What does Heaven mean?

Definitions for Heaven
ˈhɛv ənHeav·en

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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

GCIDE

  1. Heaven(n.)

    The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2.; as, heaven helps those who help themselves.

    Etymology: [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.]

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.

    Mommy's 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Heaven(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Heaven(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Heaven(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Heaven(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heaven

    hev′n, n. the arch of sky overhanging the earth: the air: a zone or region: a very great and indefinite height: the dwelling-place of the Deity and the blessed: the Deity as inhabiting heaven: supreme happiness.—adjs. Heav′en-born, descended from heaven; Heav′en-bred (Shak.), bred or produced in heaven; Heav′en-direct′ed, pointing to the sky: divinely guided; Heav′en-fall′en (Milt.), fallen from heaven, having rebelled against God; Heav′en-gift′ed, granted by heaven; Heav′en-kiss′ing (Shak.), kissing or touching, as it were, the sky.—n. Heav′enliness.—adj. Heav′enly, of or inhabiting heaven: celestial: pure: supremely blessed: very excellent.—adv. in a manner like that of heaven: by the influence of heaven.—adj. Heav′enly-mind′ed, having the mind placed upon heavenly things: pure.—n. Heav′enly-mind′edness.—advs. Heav′enward, Heav′enwards, toward or in the direction of heaven.—Heaven of heavens (B.), the highest of the heavens, the abode and seat of God; In the seventh heaven, in a state of the most exalted happiness—from the system of the Cabbalists, who divided the heavens into seven in an ascending scale of happiness up to the abode of God. [A.S. heofon; not to be conn. with heave.]

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.

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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

How to pronounce Heaven?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Heaven in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heaven in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heaven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Heaven in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hipper juicy, mega sexy sweet candy Oh God, so sexy. Hipper juicy, mega sweet candy. Delightfully beautiful. I am uncontrollably drawn to you ultra powerfully. When you walk in front of me, this is a mega juicy and beautiful and very sexually exciting, seductive dance of sexy buns. You are the most sexy erotic dope of my mind and heart. I want you with all my heart, every night all night long flight. Your kiss is a powerful energetic, this is my strongest addiction. Sex with you is the embrace of true love. You're just super sexy, too beautiful. Every second, when I see you, I think to myself: wow, just woooooooooooooooow, ooooooh yeaaaaaah, so hot well, just auch, toooooo much sexy. I can upload a lot of your photos into the computer and watch all day long for a slide show, and watch with great pleasure and just admire. All the compliments from all the universes just for you. I am in love with you over super ultra turbo mega, supa dupa powerfully. You are my ultra powerful sex attraction, your only passion, a powerful obsession with you. When you are close to me, I’m supposed to be delighted, it’s like a multi powerful orgasmic vibratory pulsating sensation in my soul, when I touch you and embrace tenderly, kissing it is just indescribable pleasure, all this is mixed with true love, joy and true happiness. Time stands still as everything except you is not important, you are the only value of my eternity and eternity with you - this is heaven on earth. You awaken in me a hard sexual hunger because you are very appetizing, charming delicacy, chic dessert. Luxurious, sexy chocolate color of your soft skin , hypper juicy and sweet, hipper juicy candy . Than blacker the skin, the sweeter and juicier. Unbearably sexy and beautiful. Mega horny sweet dream is like an erotic jazz melody, a prelude to hot sex. I give you my horny universal size, infinite amount of likes. Than more I look at you, than more I'm falling in love you and get horny. On such as you can with great pleasure to look for ages, day and night for days on flight. You have powerful sex magnetism. The movements of your luxurious body is aesthetic erotica. The more I look at you, the more I fall in love. The blacker the skin, the hotter and hotter and torrid it is, the heat of passion emanates from it. You are synonymous with torrid sex and delightfully beautiful passion of romance. When your sweet skin is in sweat, it plays with the bright tinges of the eloquent colors of aesthetics with the highest form of seducing a very powerful temptation gently falling in love with yourself. I am quite clearly aware of how beautiful you are to the extent that beautifully illuminates the day and how it beautify the night. Only you awaken in me a powerful unquenchable hunger for sex. My libido seems to be grilled like barbecue meat. You are my sweet dear masterpiece of the universe juicy candy I will love so strongly others will just be jealous. It is difficult to believe in your existence that there can be such a beautiful girl. Gentle sensual chocolate is a supremely royal shade of luxury. Everything that is connected with a beautiful sweet, sweet and touching is associated with you. You are a beautiful girl to tears. You are too sweet like a sugar and so sweet and cute. I have powerfull love and sex addiction to you is even more than anything else. Your love is the most invaluable and most valuable phenomenon in the universe. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Henry van Dyke:

    Four things a man must learn to doIf he would make his record true:To think without confusion clearly;To love his fellow-men sincerely;To act from honest motives purely;To trust in God and Heaven securely.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Never hear the end of afterworld/afterlife i.e. always be reminded of afterworld/afterlife where you will surely spend eternity either in hell or heaven.

  4. Danielle Ever Rose:

    I was stuck in a world where Heaven and Hell collided, a place where angels come to cry... A place called Earth.”

  5. Ovid:

    There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with heaven. That spirit comes from abodes on high.

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