Origin of heaven
Examples from the Web for heaven
Hatuey asked the religious man holding the flame if indeed any Christians were in heaven.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But assuming things were ever that hopeful, heaven was short-lived, and trouble followed.
After all, according to lyrics he once wrote, “all good cretins go to heaven.”‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But does this means that animal ownership continues in heaven?
Product placement aside, the idea that animals go to heaven raises a whole host of interesting questions for Thea and Noah.
These may be the least in the kingdom of heaven, but by the law of moral equation they can not be excluded.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
The last high B soars up to heaven like a disembodied spirit.Stars of the Opera|Mabel Wagnalls
And the stars came out in heaven, High over Asgard, to light home the king.Views and Reviews|William Ernest Henley
Don't for Heaven's sake let her know that I told you, for then she would not trust me any longer.Maximina|Armando Palacio Valds
For, high in heaven, both must long since have observed them.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for heaven
- the abode of God and the angels
- a place or state of communion with God after deathCompare hell
Word Origin for heaven
Word Origin and History for heaven
Old English heofon "home of God," earlier "sky, firmament," probably from Proto-Germanic *hibin-, dissimilated from *himin- (cf. Low German heben, Old Norse himinn, Gothic himins, Old Frisian himul, Dutch hemel, German Himmel "heaven, sky"), perhaps from PIE root *kem-/*kam- "to cover" (cf. chemise). [Watkins derives it elaborately from PIE *ak- "sharp" via *akman- "stone, sharp stone," then "stony vault of heaven"].
Plural use in sense of "sky" is probably from Ptolemaic theory of space composed of many spheres, but it also formerly was used in the same sense as the singular in Biblical language, as a translation of Hebrew plural shamayim. Heaven-sent (adj.) attested from 1640s.
Culture definitions for heaven
Idioms and Phrases with heaven
In addition to the idioms beginning with heaven
- heaven knows
- heavenly days
- for one's (heaven's) sake
- god (heaven) forbid
- god (heaven) knows
- in seventh heaven
- in the name of (heaven)
- manna from heaven
- move heaven and earth
- pennies from heaven
- seventh heaven
- stink to high heaven
- thank god (heaven)