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heaven

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Noun
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heav=en
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385 in 369 verses (in OT : 149 in 147 verses) (in NT : 236 in 222 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

heavenn. [OE. heven, hefen, heofen, AS. heofon; akin to OS. hevan, LG. heben, heven, Icel. hifinn; of uncertain origin, cf. D. hemel, G. himmel, Icel. himmin, Goth. himins; perh. akin to, or influenced by, the root of E. heave, or from a root signifying to cover, cf. Goth. gaham to put on, clothe one's self, G. hemd shirt, and perh. E. chemise.].
  •  The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; -- often used in the plural in this sense.  [1913 Webster]
    "I never saw the heavens so dim by day."  [1913 Webster]
    "When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death.  [1913 Webster]
    " In this general sense heaven and its corresponding words in other languages have as various definite interpretations as there are phases of religious belief."  [1913 Webster]
    "Unto the God of love, high heaven's King."  [1913 Webster]
    "It is a knell
    That summons thee to heaven or to hell.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2.; as, heaven helps those who help themselves.  [1913 Webster]
    "Her prayers, whom Heaven delights to hear."  [1913 Webster]
    "The will
    And high permission of all-ruling Heaven.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    " Heaven is very often used, esp. with participles, in forming compound words, most of which need no special explanation; as, heaven-appeasing, heaven-aspiring, heaven-begot, heaven-born, heaven-bred, heaven-conducted, heaven-descended, heaven-directed, heaven-exalted, heaven-given, heaven-guided, heaven-inflicted, heaven-inspired, heaven-instructed, heaven-kissing, heaven-loved, heaven-moving, heaven-protected, heaven-taught, heaven-warring, and the like."  [1913 Webster]
    "O bed! bed! delicious bed!
    That heaven upon earth to the weary head!
    "  [1913 Webster]
heavenv. t. 
     To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.  [1913 Webster]
    "We are happy as the bird whose nest
    Is heavened in the hush of purple hills.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

heaven, n.
1 a place regarded in some religions as the abode of God and the angels, and of the good after death, often characterized as above the sky.
2 a place or state of supreme bliss.
3 colloq. something delightful.
4 (usu. Heaven) God, Providence (often, in sing. or pl. as an exclam. or mild oath: by Heaven).
5 (the heavens) esp. poet. the sky as the abode of the sun, moon, and stars and regarded from earth.

Idiom
heaven-sent providential; wonderfully opportune. in seventh heaven in a state of ecstasy. move heaven and earth (foll. by to + infin.) make extraordinary efforts.
Derivative
heavenward adj. & adv. heavenwards adv.
Etymology
OE heofon

DEVIL DICTIONARY

heaven

n. A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound your own.

THESAURUS

heaven

Acheron, Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Atropos, Clotho, Dame Fortune, Decuma, Demiourgos, Demiurge, Fata, Fates, Fortuna, God, God Almighty, Hell, I Am, Jehovah, Jordan, King of Kings, Lachesis, Lord, Lord of Lords, Lord of hosts, Moirai, Morta, Nona, Norns, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Paradise, Parcae, Providence, Skuld, Stygian shore, Styx, Tyche, Urdur, Verthandi, Weird Sisters, Weirds, a better place, afterlife, afterworld, destiny, eternal home, fate, future state, home, life after death, life to come, next world, otherworld, postexistence, river of death, the Absolute, the Absolute Being, the All-holy, the All-knowing, the All-merciful, the All-powerful, the All-wise, the Almighty, the Creator, the Deity, the Divinity, the Eternal, the Eternal Being, the First Cause, the Infinite, the Infinite Spirit, the Maker, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, the Preserver, the Supreme Being, the Supreme Soul, the beyond, the good hereafter, the grave, the great beyond, the great hereafter, the hereafter, the unknown, what bodes, what is fated, world to come

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Heaven

N heaven, kingdom of heaven, kingdom of God, heavenly kingdom, throne of God, presence of God, inheritance of the saints in light, Paradise, Eden, Zion, abode of the blessed, celestial bliss, glory, Olympus, Elysium (paradise), Elysian fields, Arcadia, bowers of bliss, garden of the Hesperides, third heaven, Valhalla, Walhalla (Scandinavian), Nirvana (Buddhist), happy hunting grounds, Alfardaws, Assama, Falak al aflak the highest heaven (Mohammedan), future state, eternal home, eternal reward, resurrection, translation, resuscitation, apotheosis, deification, heavenly, celestial, supernal, unearthly, from on high, paradisiacal, beatific, elysian, looks through nature up to the nature's god, the great world's altarstairs, that slope through darkness up to God, the treasury of everlasting joy, vigeur de dessus.

Hope

N hope, hopes, desire, fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance, faith, affiance, assurance, secureness, security, reassurance, good omen, good auspices, promise, well grounded hopes, good prospect, bright prospect, clear sky, assumption, presumption, anticipation, hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration, optimist, utopian, utopist, castles in the air, castles in Spain, chateaux en Espagne, le pot aut lait, Utopia, millennium, day dream, golden dream, dream of Alnaschar, airy hopes, fool's paradise, mirage, fond hope, beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope, dawn of hope, star of hope, cheer, bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead, light at the end of the tunnel, anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay, staff, heaven, hoping, in hopes, hopeful, confident, secure, sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic, heartsome, utopian, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair, undespairing, self reliant, probable, on the high road to, within sight of shore, within sight of land, promising, propitious, of promise, full of promise, of good omen, auspicious, de bon augure, reassuring, encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose, rose-colored, hopefully, Int, God speed!, nil desperandum, never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora, every cloud has a silver lining, the wish being father to the thought, hope told a flattering tale, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at spes non fracta, ego spem prietio non emo, un Dieu est ma fiance, hope! thou nurse of young desire, in hoc signo spes mea, in hoc signo vinces, la speranza e il pan de miseri, l'esperance est le songe d'un homme eveille, the mighty hopes that make us men, the sickening pang of hope deferred.


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