- the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:8–24.
- any delightful region or abode; paradise.
- a state of perfect happiness or bliss.
- a town in N North Carolina.
Origin of Eden1
- (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon,1897–1977, British statesman: prime minister 1955–57.
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Contemporary Examples of eden
This hidden Eden continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?
October 14, 2014
Runner-Up: Pauline Etienne, Eden I could not take my eyes off this immensely talented Belgian actress.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory
September 14, 2014
Art can be an accomplice to the process of destroying Eden but is never the sole agent.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
But unlike Hobby Lobby, who rejected just four types of contraception, Eden Foods is rejecting all of them.
Editor's Note: An earlier version wrongly attributed Whole Foods' statement to Eden Foods.
Historical Examples of eden
The spot is indeed a corner of Eden—a happy valley, to be transformed, alas!The Roof of France
Eden hadn't need to go a-begging yet, sir,' remarked the General.
If we determine on Eden, the business shall be commenced as soon as we get there.
He had come to Eden on a speculation of this kind, but had abandoned it, and was about to leave.
The members of the Eden Vale association, on the other hand, had only 2s.Freeland
- Also called: Garden of Eden Old Testament the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
- a delightful place, region, dwelling, etc; paradise
- a state of great delight, happiness, or contentment; bliss
Word Origin for Eden
- Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897–1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935–38; 1940–45; 1951–55) and prime minister (1955–57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)
early 13c., "delightful place," figurative use of the place described in Genesis, usually referred to Hebrew edhen "pleasure, delight," but perhaps from Ugaritic base 'dn and meaning "a place that is well-watered throughout" (see also Aden).