heaven NOUN 1) a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God or the gods and of the good after death, often depicted as being above the sky. 2) (the heavens) literary the sky. 3) informal a place or state of supreme bliss. 4) (also heavens) used in exclamations as a substitute for ‘God’.
the heavens open — Cf. ↑the heavens open
in seventh heaven — Cf. ↑in seventh heaven
move heaven and earth to do — Cf. ↑move heaven and earth to do
DERIVATIVES heavenward adjective & adverb heavenwards adverb.
ORIGIN Old English.

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