- IPA: /ˈheɪvən/
haven (plural havens)
- A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
- c. 1607–1608, William Shakeſpeare, The Late, And much admired Play, Called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. […], London: Imprinted at London for Henry Goſſon, […], published 1609, OCLC 78596089 ↗, [Act 13, scene what ſhipping, and what ladings in our hauen,]:
- (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
- (by extension) A peaceful place.
- French: asile, refuge, abri, havre
- German: Zufluchtsort
- Portuguese: refúgio
- Russian: убе́жище
- Spanish: asilo, refugio
haven (havens, present participle havening; past and past participle havened)
- To put into, or provide with a haven.
- A unisex given name of modern usage.