Synonyms and Antonyms of haven

  1. 1 a part of a body of water protected and deep enough to be a place of safety for ships this picturesque cove is one of the most popular havens on all of the cape for weekend yachtsmen Synonyms anchorage, harborage, harbor, portRelated Words basin, dock, marina, moorage, mooring; arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), gulf, inlet, lagoon, loch [Scottish], lough [chiefly Irish], narrow, roads, roadstead; canal, channel, sound, strait; containerport, home port, seaport

  2. 2 something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger the cross-country skiers hoped desperately to find a cave, as a haven from the blizzard Synonyms asylum, bolt-hole [chiefly British], harbor, harborage, shelter, refuge, retreat, sanctuary, sanctumRelated Words oasis; anchorage, mooring, port; cover, screen; abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, habitation, house, housing, lodging, lodgment (or lodgement), pad, place, quarters, residence, rest, roof; cloister, closet, covert, den, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, lair; castle, fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, redoubt, stronghold; lean-to, lee, shed, windbreak

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