Definition of heaven
- the brightest star in the heavens
- hopes to go to Heaven when she dies
- Heaven help us.
- Our week at the spa was sheer heaven.
She prayed to God in Heaven.
He hopes to go to Heaven when he dies.
Our baby is a gift from heaven.
the brightest star in the heavens
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopes;
What made you want to look up heaven? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
having a quality expressive of sadness
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