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heaven

noun uk   /ˈhev.ən/ us  
B2 [U] in some religions, the place, sometimes imagined to be in the sky, where God or the gods live and where good people are believed to go after they die, so that they can enjoy perfect happinessB2 [U] informal a situation that gives you great pleasure: I just lay in the sun for a week and did nothing - it was heaven.the heavens [plural] the sky: We stared up at the heavens trying to see the comet.
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  • Beethoven's dying words are said to have been "I shall hear in heaven".
  • Theirs is a match made in heaven.
  • Our Father, who art in heaven...
  • He'll move heaven and earth to get it done on time.
  • Since they got married, they've been in seventh heaven.
Translations of “heaven”
in Korean 천국, 낙원…
in Arabic الجَنَّة, نَعيم…
in French paradis, ciel…
in Turkish cennet, mutlu eden şey…
in Italian cielo, paradiso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天堂,天國, 極樂…
in Russian рай, небеса, блаженство…
in Polish niebo, raj…
in Spanish cielo, paraíso, gloria…
in Portuguese céu, paraíso…
in German der Himmel…
in Catalan cel, paradís…
in Japanese 天国, 極楽, すばらしいもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天堂,天国, 极乐…
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