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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 Eden

From the Hebrew word 'ēden delight, pleasure
Also called Garden of Eden (for defs 1–3).

Related forms

E·den·ic [ee-den-ik] /iˈdɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for edenic (1 of 2)


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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

Edenic (iːˈdɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Eden

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

British Dictionary definitions for edenic (2 of 2)


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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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