in heaven's name

Definition of in heaven's name

  1. —used informally to make a question more forceful or to express surprise, anger, etc. Who in heaven's name could that be?

Word by Word Definitions

heavenplay
  1. :  the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome :  firmament

    :  the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead

    :  a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God

nameplay
  1. :  a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

    :  a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

    :  a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. :  to give a name to :  call

    :  to mention or identify by name

    :  to accuse by name

  1. :  of, relating to, or bearing a name

    :  appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

    :  having an established reputation


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