Garden of Eden


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Garden of Eden

n.
See Eden.

Garden of Eden

n
(Bible) the full name for Eden1

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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Noun1.Garden of 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
References in classic literature ?
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."
Beebe disclaimed placing the Garden of Eden anywhere.
I live on an atoll, a low island, it is a strip of land surrounding a lagoon, and its beauty is the beauty of the sea and sky and the varied colour of the lagoon and the grace of the cocoa-nut trees; but the place where Strickland lived had the beauty of the Garden of Eden. Ah, I wish I could make you see the enchantment of that spot, a corner hidden away from all the world, with the blue sky overhead and the rich, luxuriant trees.
Remember what Adam wanted when he was alone in the Garden of Eden; and if you don't blame it in Adam, don't blame it in me.
"Beyond that is Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and the great river which hath its source in the Garden of Eden."
While I was making this Christmas visit I met an old coloured man who was one of the numerous local preachers, who tried to convince me, from the experience Adam had in the Garden of Eden, that God had cursed all labour, and that, therefore, it was a sin for any man to work.
A small raised platform or pyramid might represent Heaven, where God the Father was seated, and from which as the action required the angels came down; a single tree might indicate the Garden of Eden; and a doorway an entire house.
The Garden of Eden, no doubt, looked fair before man was, but I always think that it must have been fairer when Eve adorned it.
Look in your Old Testament when you go downstairs, and see what happened in the Garden of Eden through curiosity.
I seemed to pay the deepest attention to him, but I was wandering in a garden of Eden all the while, with Dora.
Canaries of unrivalled vivacity and intelligence: worthy of the garden of Eden, worthy also of the garden in the Regent's Park.