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heaven

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noun heav·en \ˈhe-vən\

Simple Definition of heaven

  • : 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. 1 :  the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome :  firmament —usually used in plural

  2. 2 a often capitalized :  the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead b :  a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God

  3. 3 capitalized :  god 1

  4. 4 :  a place or condition of utmost happiness

  5. 5 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

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