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Webster 1913 Edition


Haven

Ha′ven

(hā′v’n)
,
Noun.
[AS.
hæfene
; akin to D. & LG.
haven
, G.
hafen
, MHG.
habe
, Dan.
havn
, Icel.
höfn
, Sw.
hamn
; akin to E.
have
, and hence orig., a holder; or to
heave
(see
Heave
); or akin to AS.
hæf
sea, Icel. & Sw.
haf
, Dan.
hav
, which is perh. akin to E.
heave
.]
1.
A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.
What shipping and what lading ’s in our
haven
.
Shakespeare
Their
haven
under the hill.
Tennyson.
2.
A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.
Shak.
The
haven
, or the rock of love.
Waller.

Ha′ven

,
Verb.
T.
To shelter, as in a haven.
Keats.

Webster 1828 Edition


Haven

HA'VEN

,
Noun.
ha'vn.
1.
A harbor; a port; a bay, recess or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river which affords good anchorage and a safe station for ships; any place in which ships can be sheltered by the land from the force of tempests and a violent sea.
2.
A shelter; an asylum; a place of safety.

Definition 2022


Haven

Haven

See also: haven

English

Proper noun

Haven

  1. A male or female given name

haven

haven

See also: Haven

English

Noun

haven (plural havens)

  1. A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
    • Shakespeare
      what shipping and what lading's in our haven
    • Tennyson
      their haven under the hill
  2. (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
    • 2011 December 21, Helen Pidd, “Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis”, in the Guardian:
      Since its conception, the European Union has been a haven for those seeking refuge from war, persecution and poverty in other parts of the world.
  3. (by extension) A peaceful place.

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Verb

haven (third-person singular simple present havens, present participle havening, simple past and past participle havened)

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

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Danish

Noun

haven c

  1. singular definite of have

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːvən
  • IPA(key): /ˈɦaːvə(n)/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch havene, from Old Dutch *havana, from Proto-Germanic *habnō, *habanō.

Noun

haven f (plural havens, diminutive haventje n)

  1. harbour
  2. port

Derived terms


Middle English

Etymology

From Old English habban, hafian.

Verb

haven

  1. to have

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Descendants


Swedish

Noun

haven

  1. definite plural of hav