- The definition of a haven is a safe or comforting place.
A nice, comfortable and safe home is an example of a haven.
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- a port; harbor
- any sheltered, safe place; refuge
Origin: Middle English from Old English hæfen, akin to German hafen, Low German haff from Indo-European an unverified form kapnos, haven from base an unverified form kap-: see have
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- A harbor or anchorage; a port.
- A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hǽfen; see kap- in Indo-European roots.