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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The heavenly residence of the gods and slain heroes of war.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Norse myth., the abode of the twelve gods and twenty-six goddesses, and of heroes slain in battle, formed of the eyebrows of the giant Ymer.

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  • proper noun The realm of the Æsir gods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Old Norse Āsgardhr : āss, god; see ansu- in Indo-European roots + gardhr, enclosure; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the Old Norse Ásgarðr.

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