verb (used with object)
Origin of haven
Examples from the Web for haven
Cambodia, with its seemingly free press, is also a haven for foreign journalists.
And one has to fight against that and create some haven for optimism.The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder?|Lloyd Grove|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, according to Epoune, there are gendered reasons as to why tourism has become a haven for women seeking employment.
Azaz had long been a haven for the Free Syrian Army whose Northern Storm Brigade had liberated the town in July 2012.
Botswana has become a haven of sorts for endangered animals.
There are some traits in her character that haven a fairly shown themselves yet.Christie Redfern's Troubles|Margaret Robertson
At the last, I say, He shall bring them to the haven they had desired.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Falmouth (Falemuth) as a haven and port has had a place in the maritime history of Cornwall from very early times.
There was a Danish chapman who came to our haven at Mundesley, where I live, and told it there to me.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler
"You will heave to the ship, Mr. Haven," said the captain, when she had passed a short distance beyond the wreck.Outward Bound|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for haven
Word Origin for haven
Word Origin and History for haven
Old English hæfen "haven, port," from Old Norse höfn "haven, harbor" or directly from Proto-Germanic *hafno- (cf. Danish havn, Middle Low German havene, German Hafen), perhaps from PIE *kap- "to seize, hold contain" (see have) on notion of place that "holds" ships, but cf. also Old Norse haf, Old English hæf "sea" (see haff). Figurative sense of "refuge," now practically the only sense, is c.1200.