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haven

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/ ˈheɪ vən /
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noun
a harbor or port.
any place of shelter and safety; refuge; asylum.
verb (used with object)
to shelter, as in a haven.
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Origin of haven

First recorded before 1050; Middle English; Old English hæfen; cognate with Dutch haven,German Hafen,Old Norse hǫfn; akin to Old English hæf,Old Norse haf sea

synonym study for haven

1. See harbor.

OTHER WORDS FROM haven

ha·ven·less, adjectiveha·ven·ward, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for haven

haven
/ (ˈheɪvən) /

noun
a port, harbour, or other sheltered place for shipping
a place of safety or sanctuary; shelter
verb
(tr) to secure or shelter in or as if in a haven

Derived forms of haven

havenless, adjective

Word Origin for haven

Old English hæfen, from Old Norse höfn; related to Middle Dutch havene, Old Irish cuan to bend
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