\ ˈē-dᵊn How to pronounce Eden (audio) \

Definition of Eden

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : the garden where according to the account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived
3 : a place of pristine or abundant natural beauty


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\ ˈē-dᵊn How to pronounce Eden (audio) \

Definition of Eden (Entry 2 of 2)

(Robert) Anthony 1897–1977 Earl of Avon \ ˈā-​vən How to pronounce Eden (audio) \ English statesman; prime minister (1955–57)

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Other Words from Eden


Edenic \ i-​ˈde-​nik How to pronounce Edenic (audio) , ē-​ \ adjective

Examples of Eden in a Sentence

Noun The new store is an Eden for book lovers. some of the first Europeans to explore Polynesia thought that they had indeed discovered a tropical Eden

First Known Use of Eden


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Eden


Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽĒdhen

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The first known use of Eden was before the 12th century

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“Eden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eden. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Eden

in the Bible : the garden where Adam and Eve first lived
: a very beautiful natural place
: a place that is perfect for a particular activity or for a person who enjoys that activity

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