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Meaning of “heaven” in the English Dictionary

"heaven" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈhev.ən/
B2 [U] in some ​religions, the ​place, sometimes ​imagined to be in the ​sky, where ​God or the ​godslive and where good ​people are ​believed to go after they ​die, so that they can ​enjoyperfecthappinessB2 [U] informal a ​situation that gives you ​greatpleasure: 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.
(Definition of heaven from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heaven" in American English

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heavennoun [U]

 us   /ˈhev·ən/
(in some ​religions) the ​place where ​God or the ​godslive or where good ​people are ​believed to go after they ​die, sometimes ​thought to be in the ​sky Heaven is also something that gives you ​greatpleasure: It was heaven ​lying there in the ​sunshinelistening to the ​birdssing.
(Definition of heaven from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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