Definition of "heaven" []

  • The sky or universe as seen from the earth; the firmament. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Christianity The abode of God, the angels, and the souls of those who are granted salvation. (noun)
  • Christianity An eternal state of communion with God; everlasting bliss. (noun)
  • Any of the places in or beyond the sky conceived of as domains of divine beings in various religions. (noun)
  • God: Heaven help you! (noun)
  • The abode of God and the angels (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A place or state of communion with God after death (noun)
  • The sky, firmament, or space surrounding the earth (noun)
  • (in any of various mythologies) a place, such as Elysium or Valhalla, to which those who have died in the gods' favour are brought to dwell in happiness (noun)
  • A place or state of joy and happiness (noun)
  • God or the gods, used in exclamatory phrases of surprise, exasperation, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "heaven" in a sentence
  • ""_Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven_.""
  • ""And ascended into heaven" -- this passage shows the belief that He returned to the place from which He came, for the Nicene Creed has stated that he "_came down from heaven_ and was incarnate ... and was made man.""
  • "The holy city is not heaven; it came down from God _out of heaven_."