Meaning of heaven

heav•en

Pronunciation: (hev'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life.
  2. (cap.) Often,the celestial powers; God.
  3. a metonym for God (used in expressions of emphasis, surprise, etc.): For heaven's sake!
  4. Heavens, what a cold room!
    1. (used interjectionally to express emphasis, surprise, etc.):Heavens, what a cold room!
    2. (used with a sing. v.) a wooden roof or canopy over the outer stage of an Elizabethan theater.
  5. Usually,the sky, firmament, or expanse of space surrounding the earth.
  6. a place or state of supreme happiness: She made his life a heaven on earth.
  7. to do one's utmost to effect an end; make a supreme effort: She promised to move heaven and earth to be there for our wedding anniversary.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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