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Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
Lionel Blue

Meaning of "heaven" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HEAVEN

Old English heofon; related to Old Saxon heban.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HEAVEN

heaven  [ˈhɛvən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEAVEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Heaven is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HEAVEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

heaven

Heaven

Heaven, the Heavens or Seven Heavens, is a common religious, cosmological or transcendent place from which heavenly beings originate, are enthroned or inhabit. It is commonly believed that heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate and that earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in exceptional cases, enter Heaven alive. 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, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the Will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a Heaven on Earth in a World to Come. Another belief is in an Axis mundi or World tree which connects the heavens, the world, and the underworld. In Indian religions, Heaven is considered as Svarga loka, and soul is again subjected to rebirth in different living forms according to its karma. This cycle can be broken after a soul achieves Moksha or Nirvana.

Definition of heaven in the English dictionary

The first definition of heaven in the dictionary is the abode of God and the angels. Other definition of heaven is the sky, firmament or space surrounding the earth. Heaven is also a place, such as Elysium or Valhalla, to which those who have died in the gods' favour are brought to dwell in happiness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEAVEN


Bevan
ˈbɛvən
cheven
ˈtʃɛvən
devon
ˈdɛvən
driven
ˈdrɪvən
eleven
ɪˈlɛvən
even
ˈiːvən
given
ˈɡɪvən
haven
ˈheɪvən
leaven
ˈlɛvən
Midheaven
ˈmɪdˈhɛvən
oven
ˈʌvən
overleaven
ˌəʊvəˈlɛvən
proven
ˈpruːvən
raven
ˈreɪvən
seven
ˈsɛvən
Severn
ˈsɛvən
Stephen
ˈstiːvən
Sullivan
ˈsʌlɪvən
sweven
ˈswɛvən
woven
ˈwəʊvən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEAVEN

heave
heave down
heave the log
heave to
heave-ho
heaven-sent
heavenliness
heavenly
heavenly body
Heavenly Father
heavens
heavenward
heavenwards
heaver
heaves
heavier
heavier-than-air
heavies
heaviest
heavily

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEAVEN

Bremerhaven
clean-shaven
craven
Cuxhaven
daven
graven
hog heaven
in seventh heaven
maven
Milford Haven
New Haven
Newhaven
safe haven
seventh heaven
shaven
tax haven
Traven
tree of heaven
unshaven
Wilhelmshaven

Synonyms and antonyms of heaven in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEAVEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «heaven» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of heaven

Translation of «heaven» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEAVEN

Find out the translation of heaven to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of heaven from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «heaven» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天堂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cielo
570 millions of speakers

English

heaven
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वर्ग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَنَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

небеса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

paraíso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপহার হো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

paradis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Heave-ho
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Himmel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

天国
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

천국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Heave-ho
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiên đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடப்பெயர்ச்சி-ஹோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हव-हो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Asılın-ho
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

paradiso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niebo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

небеса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rai
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράδεισος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hemel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

himmel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

himmel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of heaven

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAVEN»

The term «heaven» is very widely used and occupies the 5.211 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEAVEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «heaven» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «heaven» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about heaven

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEAVEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word heaven.
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Amos Bronson Alcott
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
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Henri Frederic Amiel
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
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Roy Bean
You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty.
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Henry Ward Beecher
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
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Lionel Blue
Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
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Buddha
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
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Lord Byron
Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
8
Johnny Cash
How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.
9
Merry Clayton
I have always said every good thing is divinely sent from heaven.
10
Doris Day
I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they've all gone to heaven.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEAVEN»

Discover the use of heaven in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heaven and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Heaven
What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style.
Randy Alcorn, 2011
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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
He woke certain of the infinite reach of the soul, he was certain of a life beyond death. In this astonishing book, Dr Alexander shares his experience, pieced together from the notes he made as soon as he was able to write again.
Eben Alexander, 2012
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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His ...
Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?
Todd Burpo, 2011
4
90 Minutes in Heaven: My True Story
Recounts the experience of Baptist minister Don Piper, who was pronounced dead after a car accident and experienced the glories of heaven for ninety minutes, but who miraculously came back to life only to endure a painful recovery.
Don Piper, 2009
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Dog Heaven
God created Dog Heaven, a place where dogs can eat ice cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through unending fields.
‎1995
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Heaven
Then Heaven's stepmother ran off, and her wicked, greedy father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven and the children forever!
V.C. Andrews, 2011
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Heaven
"Heaven" explorers, through the work of thirty internationally prominent artists, the secular religion of popular culture as it flourishes in contemporary society.
Doreet LeVitte-Harten, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Tate Gallery, 1999
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Heaven: Your Real Home
Joni talks about what heaven will be like, what we'll do, and whom we'll see. She shows how heaven will be the satisfaction of all that our hearts cry for, something more real than anything this side of eternity.
Joni Eareckson-Tada, 2010
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Heaven: How to Get There
And though more than a century separates us from his impassioned explications of the Bible, Moody's ardor rings with overtones of today's fundamentalist Christianity...and can offer critical clues to understanding the orthodox religious ...
Dwight Lyman Moody, 2005
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Flight to Heaven: A Plane Crash...A Lone Survivor...A ...
For forty years he kept the story to himself at the urging of his grandfather to "live" his experience rather than talk about it.
Capt. Dale Black, Ken Gire, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEAVEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heaven is used in the context of the following news items.
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Billy Graham: God will, indeed, have work for us in heaven | The …
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I've heard it said that heaven is a place of peace and rest, but others say we'll be busy in heaven because God will ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven's New Demo Features …
Bandai Namco are working on the next JoJo game with the stylish action tag-team brawler called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven. «Siliconera, Jul 15»
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You can't get a steak in heaven - LA Times
You can't get a steak in heaven. VATICAN-POPE-MEDIA-AUDIENCE. Alberto Pizzoli / AFP/Getty Images. Pope Francis (C) caresses a guide ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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News: Take 2 Heaven Kickstarter Campaign Underway
Nightsilver has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Take 2 Heaven, an action RPG designed for mobile players. A long time ago the Creator ... «Gamers Hell, Jul 15»
5
Heaven Sent: The art of comfort food - Times LIVE
For foodies searching for warming fare, but who shudder at the thought of eating poitjies or bredies, Hemelhuijs is perfect. «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Hay bale heaven: Move bales faster with less labor, equipment
Whether farmers and ranchers are hauling hay bales to storage or moving them to pasture to feed cattle in winter, how efficiently they do so has ... «Farm and Ranch Guide, Jul 15»
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Cornwall: ​Beaches made in heaven | South Wales Evening Post
Cornwall: ​Beaches made in heaven. By South Wales Evening Post | Posted: July 15, 2015. Boardmasters Cornwall. VIEW GALLERY. Cornwall: ​Beaches ... «South Wales Evening Post, Jul 15»
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XL Video Creates Live Mapped Projection For Shangri-La Heaven
The Heaven structure was built organically by Andrew Cross and his team, onsite at the festival, only a few days before the event, and the ... «Live Design, Jul 15»
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Windows into Heaven - The Beacon | Port Clinton News …
On Sunday, July 19, there will be a book launch party to celebrate the release of Windows into Heaven by Kay Zekany at St. Mary Byzantine ... «The Beacon, Jul 15»
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GET's ALMOST HEAVEN to Open Next Week at Chattahoochee …
Almost Heaven, John Denver's America debuted at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in the Fall of 2013, and proved to be the best selling season ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»

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