Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
  2. (noun, location) a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

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Synonyms of Haven

harbor, harbour, oasis, seaport

Alternate forms of Haven

Hyponyms: coaling station, port of call

Hypernyms: port, shelter

Origin of the word Haven

  1. O.E. h?fen, from O.N. hofn, from P.Gmc. *khafnaz (cf. M.L.G. havene, Ger. Hafen), perhaps from PIE *kap- "to seize, hold contain" (see have), but cf. also O.N. haf, O.E. h?f "sea." Figurative sense of "refuge," now practically the only sense, is early 13c. more

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Words that sound like Haven

ha'penny, hafnium, happen, havana, have on, heaven, heavy weapon, hipbone, hoffman, hoffmann, hoop pine, hop on, hyphema, hyphen, hyponym, hyponymy, hypopnea

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