AskDefine | Define haven

Dictionary Definition

haven

Noun

1 a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary [syn: oasis]
2 a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo [syn: seaport, harbor, harbour]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

etyl ang hæfen.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
  2. In the context of "by extension": A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.

Derived terms

Translations

harbour
  • Danish: havn
  • Dutch: haven
  • Finnish: suojasatama
  • German: Hafen
  • Hungarian: kikötő, rév
  • Russian: гавань, порт
  • Spanish: puerto
refuge
  • Danish: tilflugtssted , refugium, fristed
  • Dutch: vrijhaven , toevluchtsoord
  • Finnish: turvapaikka
  • German: Zufluchtsort
  • Hungarian: rév, menedék
  • Russian: убежище, укрытие, прибежище, пристанище, приют
  • Spanish: asilo, refugio

Verb

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

Translations

to put into, or provide with a haven

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. port

Noun

  1. definite form plural of hav

Extensive Definition

Haven is a harbor or anchorage protected from the sea, or, by extension, a place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
Haven may also refer to:

Books and comics

Games

Places

Schools

Ships

Television, film, and theatre

Other uses

See also

haven in Danish: Haven
haven in German: Haven
haven in French: Haven

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anchorage, anchorage ground, arm, armor, asylum, basin, berth, bird sanctuary, bless, bourn, breakwater, bulkhead, chamber, champion, chuck, cloak, compass about, copyright, cover, covert, cushion, defend, destination, dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock, embankment, ensure, fence, fend, game sanctuary, goal, groin, guarantee, guard, harbor, harbor of refuge, harborage, house, insure, jetty, jutty, keep, keep from harm, landing, landing place, landing stage, last stop, make safe, marina, mole, moorings, nestle, patent, pier, police, port, preserve, protect, protected anchorage, quay, refuge, register, retreat, ride shotgun for, riding, road, roads, roadstead, roof, safe haven, safeguard, safehold, sanctuary, screen, seaport, seawall, secure, shelter, shield, shipyard, shroud, slip, snug harbor, stop, stopping place, stronghold, terminal, terminal point, terminus, underwrite, wharf
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