English version

heaven

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
heavenheav‧en /ˈhevən/ ●●● S3 W3 noun  1 place of god (also Heaven) [singular]RR the place where God is believed to live and where good people are believed to go when they dieparadisein heaven He believed that he and his wife would one day be together again in heaven.2 enjoyable situation [uncountable] informalGOOD/EXCELLENT an extremely enjoyable situation or place syn paradise Sitting by the pool with a good book is my idea of heaven.in heaven Put a baseball in his hand and he’s in heaven. Living on the farm for Jim was heaven on earth.a match/marriage made in heaven (=a happy and successful marriage)SPOKEN PHRASES3 for heaven’s sake4 heaven (only) knows5 heaven help somebody6 heaven forbid7 what/how/why etc in heaven’s name8 the heavens9 move heaven and earth be in seventh heaven at seventh1(2), → thank heaven(s) at thank(2)
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heavenWell the sun is blazing down from the clear blue heavens.It's the most extraordinary place - both heaven and hell simultaneously.I used to think I had died and gone to rank-and-file heaven.The new kitchen is heaven compared to the old one.in heavenStar Trek fans were in heaven today at the Science Fiction Convention.a match/marriage made in heavenIt was a marriage made in heaven that seemed to deteriorate to hell in a hurry.Her friends all thought that theirs was a match made in heaven, the union of two gilded human beings.
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