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heaven

[ hev-uhn ]
/ ˈhɛv ən /
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noun
interjection
heavens, (used to express emphasis, surprise, etc.): For heaven's sake!Good heavens!
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Idioms about heaven

    move heaven and earth, to do one's utmost to effect an end; make a supreme effort: She promised to move heaven and earth to be there for our wedding anniversary.

Origin of heaven

before 900; Middle English heven,Old English heofon; cognate with Middle Low German heven; akin to Old Norse himinn,Gothic himins,German Himmel

OTHER WORDS FROM heaven

heav·en·less, adjectiveun·der·heav·en, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heaven

heaven
/ (ˈhɛvən) /

noun

Word Origin for heaven

Old English heofon; related to Old Saxon heban
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Cultural definitions for heaven

heaven

The dwelling place of God, the angels, and the souls of those who have gained salvation (see also salvation); a place of the greatest peace and beauty. (Compare hell.)

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