Eden


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E·den

 (ēd′n)
n.
1. Bible The garden of God and the first home of Adam and Eve. Also called Garden of Eden.
2. A delightful place; a paradise.
3. A state of innocence, bliss, or ultimate happiness.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek Ēdēn, from Hebrew 'ēden, delight, Eden; see ġdn in Semitic roots.]

E·den′ic (ē-dĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Eden

(ˈiːdən)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament Also called: Garden of Eden the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
2. a delightful place, region, dwelling, etc; paradise
3. a state of great delight, happiness, or contentment; bliss
[C14: from Late Latin, from Hebrew `ēdhen place of pleasure]
Edenic adj

Eden

(ˈiːdən)
n
(Biography) Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897–1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935–38; 1940–45; 1951–55) and prime minister (1955–57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)
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E•den

(ˈid n)

n.
1. Also called Garden of Eden. the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:8–24.
2. a delightful place.
3. a state of bliss.
[< Hebrew 'ēden delight]
E•den•ic (iˈdɛn ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eden - any place of complete bliss and delight and peaceEden - any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
2.Eden - a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man)
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
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Translations
EdenasEdeno sodas

Eden

[ˈiːdn] NEdén m
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Eden

n (also fig) Garden of EdenGarten mEden
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References in classic literature ?
"The man you drove from Eden's grove Was I, my Lord, was I, And I shall be there when the earth and the air Are rent from sea to sky; For it is my world, my gorgeous world, The world of my dearest woes, From the first faint cry of the newborn To the rack of the woman's throes.
Eden," was what he had thrilled to - he who had been called "Eden," or "Martin Eden," or just "Martin," all his life.
Arthur was leaving the room, and Martin Eden followed his exit with longing eyes.
Critics have complained about the swift education one of my characters, Martin Eden, achieved.
Sometimes towards EDEN which now in his view Lay pleasant, his grievd look he fixes sad, Sometimes towards Heav'n and the full-blazing Sun, Which now sat high in his Meridian Towre: Then much revolving, thus in sighs began.
So on he fares, and to the border comes Of EDEN, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, Crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairie sides With thicket overgrown, grottesque and wilde, Access deni'd; and over head up grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and Pine, and Firr, and branching Palm, A Silvan Scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woodie Theatre Of stateliest view.
Beneath him with new wonder now he views To all delight of human sense expos'd In narrow room Natures whole wealth, yea more, A Heaven on Earth, for blissful Paradise Of God the Garden was, by him in the East Of EDEN planted; EDEN stretchd her Line From AURAN Eastward to the Royal Towrs Of great SELEUCIA, built by GRECIAN Kings, Or where the Sons of EDEN long before Dwelt in TELASSAR: in this pleasant soile His farr more pleasant Garden God ordaind; Out of the fertil ground he caus'd to grow All Trees of noblest kind for sight, smell, taste; And all amid them stood the Tree of Life, High eminent, blooming Ambrosial Fruit Of vegetable Gold; and next to Life Our Death the Tree of Knowledge grew fast by, Knowledge of Good bought dear by knowing ill.
thus these two Imparadis't in one anothers arms The happier EDEN, shall enjoy thir fill Of bliss on bliss, while I to Hell am thrust, Where neither joy nor love, but fierce desire, Among our other torments not the least, Still unfulfill'd with pain of longing pines; Yet let me not forget what I have gain'd From thir own mouths; all is not theirs it seems: One fatal Tree there stands of Knowledge call'd, Forbidden them to taste: Knowledge forbidd'n?
GABRIEL, to thee thy cours by Lot hath giv'n Charge and strict watch that to this happie place No evil thing approach or enter in; This day at highth of Noon came to my Spheare A Spirit, zealous, as he seem'd, to know More of th' Almighties works, and chiefly Man Gods latest Image: I describ'd his way Bent all on speed, and markt his Aerie Gate; But in the Mount that lies from EDEN North, Where he first lighted, soon discernd his looks Alien from Heav'n, with passions foul obscur'd: Mine eye pursu'd him still, but under shade Lost sight of him; one of the banisht crew I fear, hath ventur'd from the deep, to raise New troubles; him thy care must be to find.
where grows Not even one lonely rose) -- My soul at least a solace hath In dreams of thee, and therein knows An Eden of bland repose.
The philosopher of the Expedition was not a man to be silenced by referring him to the Garden of Eden. Paradise itself was not perfect to John Want.
"But you mark my words--there must have been a deal of troublesome work with the flower-beds in the Garden of Eden."