Definitions

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

  • noun A harbor or anchorage; a port.
  • noun A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.
  • transitive verb To put into or provide with a haven.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To shelter as in a haven.
  • noun A harbor; a port; any place which affords good anchorage and a safe station for ships, or in which ships can be sheltered by the land from wind and sea.
  • noun Hence A shelter; an asylum; a place of safety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.
  • noun A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.
  • transitive verb To shelter, as in a haven.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
  • noun by extension A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
  • verb To put into, or provide with a haven.

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

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
  • noun a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English hæfen; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English hæfen, from Proto-Germanic *habnō, *habanō (compare Dutch haven, German Hafen, Danish/Norwegian havn), from haban 'sea' (compare Old English hæf, German Haff 'gulf', Danish hav), or from Proto-Indo-European *kopno- (compare Irish cúan 'harbor, recess, haven').

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