heaven meaning

EN[hɛvn] [ˈhɛvən] [-ɛvn] [-ɛvən]
  • Heaven, the heavens or seven heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where heavenly beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors originate, are enthroned, or live.
  • Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to Hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity,
  • Another belief is in an axis mundi or world tree which connects the heavens, the terrestrial world, and the underworld.
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    Definition of heaven in English Dictionary

  • NounPLheavens
    1. The sky, specifically.
      1. All that is vnder the heauen.
      2. The bestis of the erthe...the foulis of heuene
      3. Euery man cannot, with Archimedes, make a heauen of brasse.
    2. (religion) The abode of God or the gods, traditionally conceived as beyond the sky; especially.
      1. And there was a battel in heauen. Michael & his Angels foght againſt the dragon, and the dragon foght & his Angels. But they preuailed not, nether was their place founde anie more in heauen.
      2. Venus...Doun fro the heven gan descende.
      3. ...he cannot thriue, Vnlesse her prayers, whom heauen delights to heare And loues to grant, repreeue him from the wrath Of greatest Iustice.
    3. (religion) The afterlife of the blessed dead, traditionally conceived as opposed to an afterlife of the wicked and unjust (compare hell); specifically.
      1. Teache the people to gett heuen with fastynge.
      2. The belief in ascending to Heaven after death became widespread in the Han dynasty.
      3. If heuene be on þis erthe...It is in cloistere or in scole.
      4. It an heuene was hire voys to here.
      5. Perhaps it has gone to the dog heaven, and is wagging somewhere in glory.
  • VerbSGheavensPRheaveningPT, PPheavened
    1. OBS To transport to the abode of God, the gods, or the blessed.
      1. OBS To beatify, enchant, or please greatly.
        1. OBS To beautify, to make into a paradise.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • According to Christianity, when someone dies, they go to either Heaven or the other place.
            • While the stars that oversprinkle / All the heavens seem to twinkle / With a crystalline delight — The Bells, Edgar Allan Poe.
            • A few bright and beautiful stars gemmed the wide concave of heaven [ … ] .
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
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            2. en heavenly
            3. en heaveno
            4. en heavenes
            5. en heavenize
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of heaven for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "heaven" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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