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[hev-uh n-werd]
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  1. Also heav·en·wards. toward heaven.
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  1. directed toward heaven: heavenward prayer.
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Origin of heavenward

First recorded in 1200–50, heavenward is from the Middle English word hevenward. See heaven, -ward
Related formsheav·en·ward·ly, adverbheav·en·ward·ness, noun
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Related Words

upward, skyward, higher, uphill, heavenward

Examples from the Web for heavenward

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  • Your sudden disappearance is supposed to have been heavenward.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • His dying eyes had rested on the pages of Horace—his dying thoughts, were they heavenward?

    Old Jack

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • But you will not, I should think, imagine this to have been done in heavenward aspiration.

  • There was a suspicion of a heavenward turn to her nose, and of squareness to her chin.

  • And Mademoiselle Guynot opened wide her arms and lifted them Heavenward.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

British Dictionary definitions for heavenward


  1. directed towards heaven or the sky
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  1. a variant of heavenwards
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