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The Definition of - heavens (noun)

    the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life.
    (initial capital letter). Often, Heavens. the celestial powers; God.
    a metonym for God:
    May heaven help us!
    heavens, (used with a singular verb) a wooden roof or canopy over the outer stage of an Elizabethan theater.
    Usually, heavens. the sky, firmament, or expanse of space surrounding the earth.
    a place or state of supreme happiness:
    She made his life a heaven on earth.
    heavens, (used to express emphasis, surprise, etc.): For heaven's sake!
    Good heavens!
    move heaven and earth, to do one's utmost to effect an end; make a supreme effort:
    She promised to move heaven and earth to be there for our wedding anniversary.

Word Example of - heavens

    Example Sentences for heavens

    Why should not the heavens be closed, and be dark and forbidding to a defrauder like himself?

    Heavens, what a long track of dark deceit has this discovered!

    The Heavens, from the beginning, have been felt to "declare the glory of God."

    Nothing can surpass the rosy hues which tinge the heavens at sunrise.

    Is the fire a little thing beside the immensity in the heavens above us?

    As if by magic, dark masses of clouds cover the heavens like a curtain.

    A thick veil of clouds overspread the heavens and hid the stars.

    Her footprints can be seen there directed upward toward the heavens.

    Love and deceit, troubles and rewards are as ageless as the heavens.

    The heavens as a projecting mass, with stars, sun,and moon on surface.

Word Origin & History of - heavens

    Word Origin & History

    heaven O.E. heofon "home of God," earlier "sky," possibly from P.Gmc. *khemina- (cf. Low Ger. heben, O.N. himinn, Goth. himins, O.Fris. himul, Du. hemel, Ger. Himmel "heaven, sky"), from PIE base *kem-/*kam- "to cover" (cf. chemise). Plural use in sense of "sky" is probably from Ptolemaic theory of space composed of many spheres, but it was also formerly used in the same sense as the singular in Biblical language, as a translation of Heb. pl. shamayim. Heavenly "beautiful, divine" is from 1460, often (though not originally) with reference to the celestial "music of the spheres;" weakened sense ...of "excellent, enjoyable" is first recorded 1874.