haven
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈheɪvən/
Noun

haven (plural havens)

  1. 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,]:
    • 1842, Alfred Tennyson, “Break, break, break,”, in Poems. [...] In Two Volumes, volume II, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 1008064829 ↗, page 229 ↗:
      And the stately ships go on / To their haven under the hill;
  2. (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
  3. (by extension) A peaceful place.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

haven (havens, present participle havening; past and past participle havened)

  1. To put into, or provide with a haven.

Haven
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A unisex given name of modern usage.



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary