Related topics: Religion
1 also Heaven
the place where God is believed to live and where good people are believed to go when they die [↪ paradise]
place of god[singular]RR
He believed that he and his wife would one day be together again in heaven.
an extremely enjoyable situation or place [= paradise]:
enjoyable situation[uncountable] informal
Sitting by the pool with a good book is my idea of 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)
used to show that you are annoyed or angry:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Mark, do you have to make everything into a joke?
used to emphasize a question, request, order, or opinion:
For heaven's sake, let's all get to sleep.
used to emphasize that you do not know something:
He won't tell me what he thinks. Heaven knows why.
used to emphasize what you are saying:
Sue can't take a holiday yet, though heaven knows she needs a rest.
used to express sympathy for someone who is in a dangerous or difficult situation:
'The two boys are going to the dentist on Thursday.' 'Heaven help the dentist.'
used to say that you will be very angry with someone if they do something:
Heaven help him if he ever comes back here again!
used to say that you very much hope something will not happen:
What would you do financially if, heaven forbid, your husband died?
used when asking a surprised and angry question:
Where in heaven's name have you been?
He looked up towards the heavens.
Just then, the heavens opened (=it started to rain heavily).
to try very hard to achieve something:
I would move heaven and earth to help her.