Haven meaning

hā'vən
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 place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
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A port; harbor.
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A harbor or anchorage; a port.
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To put into or provide with a haven.
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Any sheltered, safe place; refuge.
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To provide a haven for.
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A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
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(by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
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To put into, or provide with a haven.
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Origin of haven

  • Middle English from Old English hæfen kap- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English hæfen, from Proto-Germanic *habnō, *habanō (compare Dutch haven, German Hafen, Danish/Norwegian havn), from haban 'sea' (compare Old English hæf, German Haff 'gulf', Danish hav), or from Proto-Indo-European *kopno- (compare Irish cúan 'harbor, recess, haven').
    From Wiktionary