heavenward

[ hev-uh n-werd ]
/ ˈhɛv ən wərd /
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adverb

Also heav·en·wards. toward heaven.

adjective

directed toward heaven: heavenward prayer.

Nearby words

  1. heaven-born,
  2. heaven-sent,
  3. heavenly,
  4. heavenly days,
  5. heavens,
  6. heavenwards,
  7. heaves,
  8. heavier-than-air,
  9. heavily,
  10. heaviness

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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British Dictionary definitions for heavenwards

heavenwards

heavenward

/ (ˈhɛvənwədz) /

adverb

towards heaven or the sky

heavenward

/ (ˈhɛvənwəd) /

adjective

directed towards heaven or the sky

adverb

a variant of heavenwards
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