Definition of heaven
1 : the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome : firmament —usually used in plural the brightest star in the heavens
2a often capitalized : the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead hopes to go to Heaven when she diesb : a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God
3 capitalized : god 1 Heaven help us.
4 : a place or condition of utmost happiness : something that is very pleasant or enjoyable Our week at the spa was sheer heaven.
5 Christian Science : a state of thought in which sin is absent and the harmony of divine Mind (see 1mind 8) is manifest
Examples of heaven in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of heaven from the Web
So even the heavens are celebrating this morning, joining the rest of us at this wonderful commencement ceremony.
Everyone was spinning, arms wide toward the heavens (a.k.a.
Physicists may have to content themselves with the indirect and uncertain mass estimates that come from the heavens.
A tower that points to the heavens stands between the two figures.
Above me, in the dim vault of the heavens, shone an incomprehensible object.
During such times, the city's populace gathered at the observatory to watch as their king appeared to command the heavens.
Some of the new options call for lawns that require little watering beyond what the heavens provide in rain.
We are blessed to live in barbecue heaven with many good restaurants ready to do the work for us.
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Origin and Etymology of heaven
Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; akin to Old High German himil heaven
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
HEAVEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heaven for English Language Learners
: 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
HEAVEN Defined for Kids
Definition of heaven for Students
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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