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

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

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


noun heav·en \ˈhe-vən\

Definition of HEAVEN for Kids

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