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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.]
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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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
As the light seen by sailors from out at sea, when men have lit a fire in their homestead high up among the mountains, but the sailors are carried out to sea by wind and storm far from the haven where they would be--even so did the gleam of Achilles' wondrous shield strike up into the heavens. He lifted the redoubtable helmet, and set it upon his head, from whence it shone like a star, and the golden plumes which Vulcan had set thick about the ridge of the helmet, waved all around it.
Just then it burst out, "Boom-boom-boom!" like a million thunderstorms in one, and made the whole heavens rock.
So much he profits in divinity, That shortly he was grac'd with doctor's name, Excelling all, and sweetly can dispute In th' heavenly matters of theology; Till swoln with cunning, of a self-conceit, His waxen wings did mount above his reach, And, melting, heavens conspir'd his overthrow; For, falling to a devilish exercise, And glutted now with learning's golden gifts, He surfeits upon cursed necromancy; Nothing so sweet as magic is to him, Which he prefers before his chiefest bliss: And this the man that in his study sits.
I prayed to my Ehlose, to the spirit that watches me--ay, and I even dared to pray to the Umkulunkulu, the great soul of the world, who moves through the heavens and the earth unseen and unheard.
Rather will I sit in a tub under a closed heaven, rather will I sit in the abyss without heaven, than see thee, thou luminous heaven, tainted with passing clouds!
Now had the great Proclaimer, with a voice More awful than the sound of trumpet, cried Repentance, and Heaven's kingdom nigh at hand To all baptized.
And they uttering their immortal voice, celebrate in song first of all the reverend race of the gods from the beginning, those whom Earth and wide Heaven begot, and the gods sprung of these, givers of good things.
In this the poet begins by telling of how Satan, in his pride, rebelled against God, and of how he was cast forth from heaven with all those who had joined with him in rebelling.
I was a child and She was a child, In this kingdom by the sea, But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my ANNABEL LEE - With a love that the wingéd seraphs of Heaven Coveted her and me.
A PIOUS Person who had overcharged his paunch with dead bird by way of attesting his gratitude for escaping the many calamities which Heaven had sent upon others, fell asleep at table and dreamed.
See how Heaven, by ways strange and hidden from our sight, has brought me face to face with my true husband; and well you know by dear-bought experience that death alone will be able to efface him from my memory.
It is an island covered with forest, in the very middle of the sea, and a goddess lives there, daughter of the magician Atlas, who looks after the bottom of the ocean, and carries the great columns that keep heaven and earth asunder.