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ha·ven

 (hā′vən)
n.
1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
tr.v. ha·vened, ha·ven·ing, ha·vens
To put into or provide with a haven.

[Middle English, from Old English hæfen; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

haven

(ˈheɪvən)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a port, harbour, or other sheltered place for shipping
2. a place of safety or sanctuary; shelter
vb
(tr) to secure or shelter in or as if in a haven
[Old English hæfen, from Old Norse höfn; related to Middle Dutch havene, Old Irish cuan to bend]
ˈhavenless adj

ha•ven

(ˈheɪ vən)

n.
1. a harbor; port.
2. any place of shelter and safety; refuge; asylum.
v.t.
3. to shelter, as in a haven.
[before 1050; Middle English; Old English hæfen, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch havene, Old Norse hǫfn; akin to Old English hæf, Old Norse haf sea]
syn: See harbor.

haven


Past participle: havened
Gerund: havening

Imperative
haven
haven
Present
I haven
you haven
he/she/it havens
we haven
you haven
they haven
Preterite
I havened
you havened
he/she/it havened
we havened
you havened
they havened
Present Continuous
I am havening
you are havening
he/she/it is havening
we are havening
you are havening
they are havening
Present Perfect
I have havened
you have havened
he/she/it has havened
we have havened
you have havened
they have havened
Past Continuous
I was havening
you were havening
he/she/it was havening
we were havening
you were havening
they were havening
Past Perfect
I had havened
you had havened
he/she/it had havened
we had havened
you had havened
they had havened
Future
I will haven
you will haven
he/she/it will haven
we will haven
you will haven
they will haven
Future Perfect
I will have havened
you will have havened
he/she/it will have havened
we will have havened
you will have havened
they will have havened
Future Continuous
I will be havening
you will be havening
he/she/it will be havening
we will be havening
you will be havening
they will be havening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been havening
you have been havening
he/she/it has been havening
we have been havening
you have been havening
they have been havening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been havening
you will have been havening
he/she/it will have been havening
we will have been havening
you will have been havening
they will have been havening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been havening
you had been havening
he/she/it had been havening
we had been havening
you had been havening
they had been havening
Conditional
I would haven
you would haven
he/she/it would haven
we would haven
you would haven
they would haven
Past Conditional
I would have havened
you would have havened
he/she/it would have havened
we would have havened
you would have havened
they would have havened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haven - a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuaryhaven - a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
2.haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargohaven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
docking facility, dockage, dock - landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out; "the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
landing place, landing - structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
seafront - the waterfront of a seaside town
port - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
coaling station - a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal
port of call - any port where a ship stops except its home port
anchorage ground, anchorage - place for vessels to anchor

haven

noun
1. sanctuary, shelter, retreat, asylum, refuge, oasis, sanctum a real haven at the end of a busy working day
2. harbour, port, anchorage, road (Nautical) She lay alongside in Largs Yacht Haven for a few days.

haven

noun
Something that physically protects, especially from danger:
verb
To give refuge to:
Translations
مرفَأ، مَلاذ، مأوى
přístavútočiště
havnrefugiumtilflugtssted
turvapaikka
kikötőmenedékrév
höfn; skjól, hæli
ostapatvērums

haven

[ˈheɪvn] Nrefugio m; (= port) → puerto m

haven

[ˈheɪvən] n
(= refuge) → havre m
a safe haven (for terrorists, refugees)un abri sûr; (for investors)une valeur refuge; (for animals)un refuge
(for ships)port mhave-nots [ˌhævˈnɒts] npl
the have-nots (= poor people) → les pauvres

haven

n (fig)Zufluchtsstätte f

haven

[ˈheɪvn] nrifugio, riparo
a haven of peace → un'oasi di pace

haven

(ˈheivn) noun
a harbour; a place of safety or rest.
References in classic literature ?
Spite of this frigid winter night in the boisterous Atlantic, spite of my wet feet and wetter jacket, there was yet, it then seemed to me, many a pleasant haven in store; and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
Uppermost was the impression, that whatever swift, rushing thing I stood on was not so much bound to any haven ahead as rushing from all havens astern.
There is no wilderness where I can hide from these things, there is no haven where I can escape them; though I travel to the ends of the earth, I find the same accursed system--I find that all the fair and noble impulses of humanity, the dreams of poets and the agonies of martyrs, are shackled and bound in the service of organized and predatory Greed
Fairfax had bidden me a kind good-night, and I had fastened my door, gazed leisurely round, and in some measure effaced the eerie impression made by that wide hall, that dark and spacious staircase, and that long, cold gallery, by the livelier aspect of my little room, I remembered that, after a day of bodily fatigue and mental anxiety, I was now at last in safe haven.
To be sure, one might have doubted, after the wayward and impatient existence she had led, whether she merited a haven of peace at last.
We entered this haven through a wicket-gate, and were disgorged by an introductory passage into a melancholy little square that looked to me like a flat burying-ground.
And, to be frank with you, brother, I would not embark with you in this matter, even if I could hope to bring my bark to haven.
We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles round the corner of the island and up the narrow passage to the haven behind Skeleton Island.
And at a fifth, in New Haven, Bell stood sixteen Yale professors in line, hand in hand, and talked through their bodies--a feat which was then, and is to-day, almost too wonderful to believe.
For us, however, it was not the resting-place of the wicked woman but a haven of safety for our relief, so much had the sea now got up.
One evening, under a calm sky, amid the silence and peace of that rural haven, the doctor saw, from a distance, that the colonel was loading his pistols.
They were Carl Jenssen and Sven Malbihn, but little altered in appearance since the day, years before, that they and their safari had been so badly frightened by Korak and Akut as the former sought haven with them.