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  1. heav·en
    IPA[ˈhevən]
  2. noun

    • 1. a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God (or the gods) and the angels, and of the good after death, often traditionally depicted as being above the sky.

      Synonym : paradise, nirvana, the kingdom of heaven, the promised land, the heavenly kingdom, the City of God, the celestial city, the abode of God, the abode of the saints, the abode of the angels, Zion, Abraham's bosom, the empyrean, the beyond, the hereafter, the next world, the next life, the afterworld, the afterlife, happy hunting ground, the New Jerusalem, Swarga, Elysium, the Elysian Fields, the Islands of the Blessed, Valhalla, Avalon
    • 2. God (or the gods):

      Constantine was persuaded that disunity in the Church was displeasing to heaven
    • 3. a state of being eternally in the presence of God after death.

    • 4. used in various exclamations as a substitute for “God”:

      heaven knows! good heavens!
    • 5. the sky, especially perceived as a vault in which the sun, moon, stars, and planets are situated:

      Galileo used a telescope to observe the heavens
      Synonym : the sky, the skies, the upper atmosphere, the stratosphere, the firmament, the vault of heaven, the blue, the (wide) blue yonder, the welkin, the ether, the empyrean, the azure, the upper regions, the sphere, the celestial sphere
    • 6. a place, state, or experience of supreme bliss:

      lying by the pool with a good book is my idea of heaven
      Synonym : ecstasy, bliss, rapture, contentment, happiness, delight, joy, felicity, supreme happiness, supreme joy, perfect contentment, seventh heaven, cloud nine, paradise, utopia, idyll, nirvana, Eden, Shangri-La, Arcadia, Arcady
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Heaven, plural noun: heavens

    • noun

      a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God (or the gods) and the angels, and of the good after death, often traditionally depicted as being above the sky:

      God (or the gods):

    • noun

      a state of complete happiness:
    • adjective

      (of an event or opportunity) occurring at a favorable time; opportune:
    • noun

      a place or condition of foolish or idle bliss:
    • adjective

      occurring at a very favourable time; very opportune:
    • unexpected benefits, especially financial ones
    • in a state of ecstasy
    • noun

      a fast-growing Chinese ailanthus that is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
    • used to express dismay or horror at the thought of something happening
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