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1. often heavens The sky or universe as seen from the earth; the firmament.
2. Christianity
a. often Heaven The abode of God, the angels, and the souls of those who are granted salvation.
b. An eternal state of communion with God; everlasting bliss.
3. Any of the places in or beyond the sky conceived of as domains of divine beings in various religions.
a. Heaven God: Heaven help you!
b. heavens Used in various phrases to express surprise: Good heavens!
5. often heavens The celestial powers; the gods: The heavens favored the young prince.
6. A condition or place of great happiness, delight, or pleasure: The lake was heaven.
move heaven and earth
To do everything possible to bring about something desired.

[Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heavens - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projectedheavens - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
apex of the sun's way, solar apex, apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
nadir - the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
zenith - the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
يا الله! عَجَبا!
du godeste!
jóságos ég!
guî minn góîur
Allah Allah!Aman Yarabbi/Allahım!


(ˈhevn) noun
1. in some religions, the place where God or the gods live, and where good people go when they die.
2. the sky. He raised his eyes to heaven / the heavens.
3. (something which brings) great happiness. `This is heaven', she said, lying on the beach in the sun.
ˈheavenly adverb
1. very pleasant; beautiful. What a heavenly colour!
2. of or from heaven.
ˈheavenliness noun
ˈheavens (also good heavens) () interjection
an expression of surprise, dismay etc. Heavens! I forgot to buy your birthday present.
heavenly bodies
the sun, moon, planets, stars.
ˌheaven-ˈsent adjective
very lucky or convenient. a heaven-sent opportunity.
for heaven's sake
an expression used to show anger, surprise etc. For heaven's sake, stop making that noise!
heaven knows
1. I don't know. Heaven knows what he's trying to do.
2. certainly. Heaven knows I've tried to help.
thank heavens
an expression used to show that a person is glad something has (not) happened. Thank heavens he isn't coming!; Thank heavens for that!
References in classic literature ?
The sun was low, and the heavens glowed with the splendor of an autumn sunset.
The thunder was loud and metallic, like the rattle of sheet iron, and the lightning broke in great zigzags across the heavens, making everything stand out and come close to us for a moment.
The Dutch landed, and gave my people the fire- water; they drank until the heavens and the earth seemed to meet, and they foolishly thought they had found the Great Spirit.
But, heavens," I fell, with vehemence, athinking, "what it shows that they must, to that extent, have succeeded in making of him
His fathers were mighty hunters,--men who lived in the woods, and slept under the free, open heavens, with the stars to hold their candles; and their descendant to this day always acts as if the house were his camp,--wears his hat at all hours, tumbles himself about, and puts his heels on the tops of chairs or mantelpieces, just as his father rolled on the green sward, and put his upon trees and logs,--keeps all the windows and doors open, winter and summer, that he may get air enough for his great lungs,--calls everybody "stranger," with nonchalant bonhommie, and is altogether the frankest, easiest, most jovial creature living.
The heavens of America appear infinitely higher, the sky is bluer, the air is fresher, the cold is intenser, the moon looks larger, the stars are brighter the thunder is louder, the lightning is vivider, the wind is stronger, the rain is heavier, the mountains are higher, the rivers longer, the forests bigger, the plains broader.
To be able to carry back to their far homes the boast that they had seen the man who could command the sun, riding in the heavens, and be obeyed, would make them great in the eyes of their neighbors, and envied by them all; but to be able to also say they had seen him work a miracle themselves -- why, people would come a dis- tance to see THEM.
like a million thunderstorms in one, and made the whole heavens rock.
A deep peal of thunder went rolling and tumbling down the heavens and lost itself in sullen rumblings in the distance.
I looked round to see who it was, then fell upon the ground in salutation, for before me was Unandi, mother of the king, who was named "Mother of the Heavens," that same lady to whom my mother had refused the milk.
before the Sun, Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a Mantle didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Monseigneur, I have your happiness spread out before me in my thoughts; listen to my words; precious they indeed are, in their import and their sense, for you who look with such tender regard upon the bright heavens, the verdant meadows, the pure air.