Synonyms for heaven

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hev-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɛv ən

Top 10 synonyms for heaven Other synonyms for the word heaven

Définition of heaven

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun place where god lives; wonderful feeling
Example sentences :
  • The earth was like a slumbering babe, smiling in its sleep, because it dreams of Heaven.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The face of the maid that served him had been no heaven for the souls of dead flowers.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • May Heaven bless you, and permit us to meet again in another world, if not in this!
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But how wonderful and quick my touch has got, and how kind is heaven there, sir!
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Must all novels end with an earthly marriage, and nothing be left for heaven?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Heaven forbid that their conduct, in one particular, should savour of injustice.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • "For heaven's sake, child, make up your mind quickly," said Katherine.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • It will need the air of heaven to revive its pristine energies.
  • Extract from : « Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell: a hell of heaven!
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • With such deep yearning in his soul, he was unfit for heaven.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Antonyms for heaven

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