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Eden

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[ eed-n ]
/ ˈid n /
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noun
the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Genesis 2:8–24.
any delightful region or abode; paradise.
a state of perfect happiness or bliss.
a town in northern North Carolina.
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Origin of Eden

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First recorded in 1200–50; from Hebrew ʿēdhen “plain, steppe,” from Akkadian edin(n)u “plain,” from Sumerian eden “plain, steppe,” and homonymous with the unrelated Hebrew word for “delight, pleasure”; see Aden

OTHER WORDS FROM Eden

E·den·ic [ee-den-ik], /iˈdɛn ɪk/, adjective

Other definitions for Eden (2 of 2)

Eden2
[ eed-n ]
/ ˈid n /

noun
(Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897–1977, British statesman: prime minister 1955–57.
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British Dictionary definitions for Eden (1 of 2)

Eden1
/ (ˈiːdən) /

noun
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

Derived forms of Eden

Edenic (iːˈdɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Eden

C14: from Late Latin, from Hebrew `ēdhen place of pleasure

British Dictionary definitions for Eden (2 of 2)

Eden2
/ (ˈiːdən) /

noun
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)
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