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Meaning of HAVEN

Pronunciation:  'heyvun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
  2. [n]  a place where ships can take on or discharge cargo
 

HAVEN is a 5 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: harbor, harbour, oasis, seaport
 
 See Also: anchorage, anchorage ground, coaling station, dock, dockage, docking facility, landing, landing place, Pearl Harbor, port, port of call, seafront, shelter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ha"ven\, n. [AS. h[ae]fene; akin to D. & LG. haven, G.
    hafen, MNG. habe, Dan. havn, Icel. h["o]fn, Sw. hamn; akin to
    E. have, and hence orig., a holder; or to heave (see
    {Heave}); or akin to AS. h[ae]f sea, Icel. & Sw. haf, Dan.
    hav, which is perh. akin to E. heave.]
    1. A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a
       river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a
       harbor; a port.
    
             What shipping and what lading's in our haven.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             Their haven under the hill.           --Tennyson.
    
    2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum. --Shak.
    
             The haven, or the rock of love.       --Waller.
    
    
  2. \Ha"ven\, v. t.
    To shelter, as in a haven. --Keats.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a harbour (Ps. 107:30; Acts 27: 12). The most famous on the coast of Palestine was that of Tyre (Ezek. 27:3). That of Crete, called "Fair Havens," is mentioned Acts 27:8.

 
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