heaven

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noun heav·en \ˈhe-vən\

Definition of heaven

  1. 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

  2. 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. 3 capitalized :  god 1 Heaven help us.

  4. 4 :  a place or condition of utmost happiness :  something that is very pleasant or enjoyable Our week at the spa was sheer heaven.

  5. 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

  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

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Origin and Etymology of heaven

Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; akin to Old High German himil heaven

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HEAVEN Defined for English Language Learners

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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

heaven

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noun heav·en \ˈhe-vən\

Definition of heaven for Students

  1. 1 :  sky 1 —usually used in pl. stars in the heavens

  2. 2 often cap :  a place where good people are believed in some religions to be rewarded with eternal life after death

  3. 3 cap :  god 1 Thank Heaven you're all right.

  4. 4 :  a place or condition of complete happiness To finally sleep in my own bed was heaven.



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