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 dies>b : 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
Origin and Etymology of heaven
Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; akin to Old High German himil heaven
First Known Use: before 12th century
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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