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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 ?
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.
When the surface is considerably agitated there are no skaters nor water-bugs on it, but apparently, in calm days, they leave their havens and adventurously glide forth from the shore by short impulses till they completely cover it.
The Duchess left on Friday, and we checked her baggage through to Lenox by the New York, New Haven & Hartford.
We have,"' the old lady read on with a little extra emphasis, '"a meeting of our Convened Chief Composite Committee of Central and District Philanthropists, at our Head Haven as above; and it is their unanimous pleasure that I take the chair.
We reached New Haven at about eight o'clock, after a journey of three hours, and put up for the night at the best inn.
And her, more fair, more supple smooth than jade, Gleaming among the dark red woods I follow: Now lingering, now as a bird afraid Of pirate wings she seeks the haven hollow.
The colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven formed a union, for the purpose of assisting each other in difficulties, for mutual defence against their enemies.
I will go on till my legs fail, and I'll lie down and die somewhere, and shall at last reach that eternal, quiet haven, where there is neither sorrow nor sighing.
There came many days when fields and shores were dim with misty rain, or shivering before the breath of a melancholy sea-wind--nights, too, of storm and tempest, when Anne sometimes wakened to pray that no ship might be beating up the grim north shore, for if it were so not even the great, faithful light whirling through the darkness unafraid, could avail to guide it into safe haven.
112} Now there is in Ithaca a haven of the old merman Phorcys, which lies between two points that break the line of the sea and shut the harbour in.
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.
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.