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Language: Old English
Origin: hæfen

haven

noun
     
ha‧ven [countable]
a place where people or animals can live peacefully or go to in order to be safe
haven for
The riverbanks are a haven for wildlife.
St Ives, a haven for artists and hippies
a haven of peace/tranquillity/calm
In the middle of the city, this garden is a haven of tranquillity.

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