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heaven

noun heav·en \ˈhe-vən\

: the place where God lives and where good people go after they die according to some religions

: something that is very pleasant or good

the heavens : the sky

Full Definition of HEAVEN

1
:  the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome :  firmament —usually used in plural
2
a often capitalized :  the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead
b :  a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God
3
capitalized :  god 1
4
:  a place or condition of utmost happiness
5
Christian Science :  a state of thought in which sin is absent and the harmony of divine Mind is manifest
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Examples of HEAVEN

  1. She prayed to God in Heaven.
  2. He hopes to go to Heaven when he dies.
  3. Our baby is a gift from heaven.
  4. the brightest star in the heavens

Origin of HEAVEN

Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; akin to Old High German himil heaven
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with HEAVEN

HEAVEN Defined for Kids

heaven

noun heav·en \ˈhe-vən\

Definition of HEAVEN for Kids

1
:  sky 1 —usually used in pl. <stars in the heavens>
2
often cap :  a place where good people are believed in some religions to be rewarded with eternal life after death
3
cap :  god 1 <Thank Heaven you're all right.>
4
:  a place or condition of complete happiness <To finally sleep in my own bed was heaven.>
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