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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a haven of peace (=a very peaceful place)
▪ Your home should be a haven of peace.
provide/offer/create a safe haven (for sb)
▪ The prime minister wanted to create a safe haven for the refugees.
safe haven
▪ The prime minister wanted to create a safe haven for the refugees.
tax haven
▪ Like others on first-name terms with the Princess, they know that this is one of her few safe havens.
▪ A survivor, Nathan hunts for a safe haven.
▪ He convinced local landholders to give the monkeys safe haven by setting aside land as a preserve.
▪ Before long, public housing developments were functioning as traps, not safe havens.
▪ Those who begrudge these people a safe haven should remember that these refugees are ordinary people like them.
▪ The locker room is their safe haven.
▪ If mercenaries had been protecting the Balkan safe havens, there might never have been the massacre of Srebrenica.
▪ Some investors buy gold as a safe haven in times of political and economic uncertainty.
▪ Even so-called tax havens may fail to live up to their privileged reputation.
▪ New tax havens New locations are continually being attracted to the role of tax haven.
▪ The Bill would make it illegal to carry on business with tax havens.
▪ For the same reason, I fear that an accountant's expert knowledge of tax havens may once again be a saleable commodity.
▪ In its idyllic surroundings of the Herefordshire Wye Valley Courtfield has become a natural haven of peace.
▪ His flat became a haven for a clique of young men of similar tastes whom the war had thrown together in Cairo.
▪ The feminist and, increasingly, the lesbian community had become my haven in this country.
▪ Send ground troops to enforce - not just oversee - a peace? Create safe havens for the victims of war?
▪ The huge wooden doors shut snugly to create a haven safe from flying glass.
▪ Barn storming Stella Bingham Create a rural haven down on the farm.
▪ He convinced local landholders to give the monkeys safe haven by setting aside land as a preserve.
▪ But it does have a dome which holds a bubble of air giving a safe haven if needed.
▪ Was it love or simply gratitude because he had offered her a safe haven?
▪ Victoria Gardens - traditional Victorian style gardens provide a haven for tired shoppers.
▪ For these the primary schools provided a gentle haven before they transferred to the local secondary modern school.
▪ Nevertheless, Orthodoxy provided a real haven for faithful Christians right throughout this period.
▪ The basket also provides a limited safe haven since it carries one or two cylinders of compressed air.
▪ Luckily, the Palace's spotlessly clean and well furnished rooms provide the perfect haven for a late siesta before dinner.
aren't you forgetting ...?/haven't you forgotten ...?
you haven't lived (if/until ...)
▪ More and more people are swapping their suburban house for a peaceful rural haven.
▪ She finally found a place to escape to, a small haven for herself and her daughter.
▪ The airport chapel offers a haven of peace only metres away from the bustle of the departure lounge.
▪ The church is a haven of peace in one of London's busiest areas.
▪ The massacre took place in what was supposed to be a UN safe haven.
▪ For these the primary schools provided a gentle haven before they transferred to the local secondary modern school.
▪ Inside the walls it is still, today, a haven of pilgrimage and peace.
▪ Today this forgotten rural haven comes to life again in several delightful ways.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Haven \Ha"ven\, v. t. To shelter, as in a haven.


Haven \Ha"ven\ (h[=a]"v'n), n. [AS. h[ae]fene; akin to D. & LG. haven, G. hafen, MHG. habe, Dan. havn, Icel. h["o]fn, Sw. hamn; akin to E. have, and hence orig., a holder; or to heave (see Heave); or akin to AS. h[ae]f sea, Icel. & Sw. haf, Dan. hav, which is perh. akin to E. heave.]

  1. 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.

    What shipping and what lading 's in our haven.

    Their haven under the hill.

  2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.

    The haven, or the rock of love.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hæfen "haven, port," from Old Norse höfn "haven, harbor" or directly from Proto-Germanic *hafno- (cognates: Danish havn, Middle Low German havene, German Hafen), perhaps from PIE *kap- "to seize, hold contain" (see have) on notion of place that "holds" ships, but compare Old Norse haf, Old English hæf "sea" (see haff). Figurative sense of "refuge," now practically the only sense, is c.1200.


n. 1 A harbour or anchorage protected from the se

  1. 2 (context by extension English) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary. v

  2. To put into, or provide with a haven.

  1. n. a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary [syn: oasis]

  2. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo [syn: seaport, harbor, harbour]

Haven, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 1175
Housing Units (2000): 498
Land area (2000): 0.545887 sq. miles (1.413842 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.545887 sq. miles (1.413842 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30725
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 37.902306 N, 97.780957 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67543
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Haven, KS

Haven(s) or The Haven(s) may refer to:

  • Harbor, a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored
Haven (Dark Tranquillity album)

Haven is the fifth full-length studio album released by the band Dark Tranquillity in 2000.

This release is the first with Michael Nicklasson & Martin Brändström as new members and the first release with Martin Henriksson on guitar since switching from bass. There is a misconception of the three from this recording lineup as starting out on Projector (See Projector for clarification). Although not having a lot to do with the release, it still marked the second and last time a current member (Henriksson) switched their roles in the band permanently (The first was on "Promo '94" where ex-guitarist Mikael Stanne became the vocalist). This is also the last release with the contribution of ex-member Anders Fridén with the band.

Haven (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

"Haven" is the 11th episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, originally aired on November 30, 1987, in broadcast syndication in the United States. Directed by Richard Compton, the story was originally created by Lan O'Kun, and developed into the final script by Tracy Tormé.

Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Starfleet starship Enterprise-D. In this episode, Deanna Troi ( Marina Sirtis) deals with the commitment of an arranged marriage after the arrival of the wedding party, including her mother Lwaxana ( Majel Barrett). Meanwhile, the Enterprise must deal with a plague ship approaching a paradisical planet.

The episode marked the first appearance of several guest actors in The Next Generation, including Barrett, Carel Struycken and Armin Shimerman. Tormé disliked the final version of the episode, and the critical response to the episode was mixed, with the performance of Barrett both praised and criticised.

Haven (film)

Haven is a 2004 feature film set in the Cayman Islands, a British offshore financial centre. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2004. It is written and directed by native Caymanian Frank E. Flowers and filmed entirely in the West Indian dependency.

Haven is an ensemble film in which unconnected lives intersect and result in a violent chain of events that turns tranquility into chaos. It was released in limited theaters in the United States on September 15, 2006.

The film's tagline was "Can love survive the fall of paradise?"

Haven (band)

Haven were an English indie rock band, formed in Cornwall in 1996. The band consisted of singer Gary Briggs, guitarist Nathan Wason, bassist Iwan Gronow and drummer Jack Mitchell. Originally called Blew, their new name was taken from a local holiday resort.

Haven (graph theory)

In graph theory, a haven is a certain type of function on sets of vertices in an undirected graph. If a haven exists, it can be used by an evader to win a pursuit-evasion game on the graph, by consulting the function at each step of the game to determine a safe set of vertices to move into. Havens were first introduced by as a tool for characterizing the treewidth of graphs. Their other applications include proving the existence of small separators on minor-closed families of graphs, and characterizing the ends and clique minors of infinite graphs.

Haven (comics)

Haven (Radha Dastoor) is a fictional mutant character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Her first appearance was in X-Factor #96.

Haven (Flook album)

Haven is a 2005 album by Anglo-Irish band Flook.

Haven (soundtrack)

Haven is the soundtrack album from the 2004 film Haven, starring Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana.

Haven (American band)

Haven was a Christian progressive metal band from Pennsylvania during the late 1980s until 1993. Haven drew its influences from bands such as, Queensrÿche, Metallica, King Diamond, and Dream Theater. Haven split shortly after the completion of the "Age of Darkness" release.

Haven (season 1)

The first season of the American television series Haven premiered on July 9, 2010, and concluded on October 8, 2010, on Syfy. The show aired on Fridays at 10:00 pm ET. The season consisted of 13 episodes. The show stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell.

Haven (season 2)

The second season of the American television series Haven premiered on July 15, 2011, on Syfy. The season consisted of 13 episodes including a Christmas episode. The show stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.

Haven (surname)

Haven is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Annette Haven (born 1954), American feminist
  • Brooke Haven (born 1979), American pornographic actress
  • Erastus Otis Haven (1820–1881), American bishop
  • George G. Haven, Jr. (1866–1925), American businessman
  • Gilbert Haven (1821-1880), American clergyman, Methodist Episcopal bishop
  • James Haven (born 1973), American actor and director
  • Jens Haven (1724–1796), Moravian missionary
  • Martin Haven, British auto racing commentator
  • Nathaniel Appleton Haven (1762–1831), American politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
  • Samuel Haven (1806–1881), American archeologist and anthropologist
  • Solomon G. Haven (1810–1861), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
Haven (TV series)

Haven is an American-Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid (2005). The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in Maine named Haven, is filmed on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, and is an American/Canadian co-production. It stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Nicholas Campbell and Eric Balfour, whose characters struggle to help townspeople with supernatural afflictions and protect the town from the effects of those afflictions. The show is the creation of writers Jim Dunn and Sam Ernst.

The one-hour drama premiered on July 9, 2010, on Syfy, and concluded on December 17, 2015. On January 28, 2014, the show was renewed for a split 26-episode fifth season. The first half aired in 2014, while the second half aired in the last quarter of 2015. In August 2015, Syfy cancelled the series after five seasons.

Haven (fictional town)

Haven is a fictional town on the Maine coast, which is the center of events in the supernatural TV series Haven. (There is however, a town in Knox county Maine called North Haven, Maine) It is not far by boat to Camden (placing it in either Waldo or Knox counties) and the police send forensic material to Bangor (although, the state's only forensic lab is actually in Augusta). Images of Haven are mainly derived from the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, which is one of the main locations where the series is filmed, along with the village of Chester, Nova Scotia, which provides many of the shop fronts used in the series.

Haven is a coastal town with a long past connected to the sea, stretching back over 350 years to the time of the Pilgrims. People who were cast out of Europe "were given a second chance" in Haven. "People came to this town because it had [properties that neutralized] whatever curse or phenomenon that was afflicting them." The town's name is derived from the translation of a Mi'kmaq name, Tuwiuwok, meaning "Haven for God's Orphans". However, throughout the town's past there have been outbreaks of strange events that the locals refer to as The Troubles, when those curses and other strange phenomena are not held under control.

The town folk are a tightly knit group in the sense that they don't warm to strangers easily and keep their business to themselves, including information about The Troubles. However, the community is divided. On one side there are those people with supernatural afflictions, the Troubled, and those who accept them. On the other are those who see the Troubled as accursed.

Haven (season 3)

The third season of the American television series Haven premiered September 21, 2012 and consisted a total of 13 episodes. The show stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.

Haven (given name)

Haven is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Haven Denney (born 1995), American pair skater andi 2012 US junior pair champion
  • Haven Gillespie (1888–1975), American composer and lyricist who wrote the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
  • Haven Kimmel (born 1965), American author, novelist and poet
  • Haven Monahan, the alleged perpetrator of the sexual assault depicted in the now-retracted Rolling Stone article " A Rape on Campus"
  • Haven Moses (born 1946), former American Football League and National Football League player
Haven (season 4)

The fourth season of the American television series Haven premiered on September 13, 2013 and consisted a total of 13 episodes. The show stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.

Haven (season 5)

The fifth and final season of the American television series Haven premiered on September 11, 2014 on Syfy, and concluded on December 17, 2015. The 26-episode season was split into two parts, containing a total of thirteen episodes each. The first part began its broadcast on September 11, 2014 in its new date and time slot on Thursday at 8:00 pm (ET) for the first four episodes, before returning to its previous time slot of Friday at 7:00 pm (ET). The second part began broadcasting with the first two episodes on October 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm (ET). The show stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.

Haven (Kamelot album)

Haven is the eleventh studio album by the American power metal band Kamelot. The album is produced by Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. The cover and artwork were created by Stefan Heilemann and the additional art/layout were done by Gustavo Sazes. It features guest appearances by Alissa White-Gluz ( Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley ( Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels ( Delain).

Usage examples of "haven".

O Queen Rabesqurat, the haven of our voyage was Aklis, and we feared delay, seeing the fire of the mountain ablaze with expectations of us.

His provincial accent roughened a little, the Anglic harshened with the tones of Haven, his home planet.

It was his home-from-home, his safe haven, his general amnestic, his painless admission of defeat.

Besides, Sharee seemed rather confident that if difficulties arose, her weather-related magiks could dispose of the Harpers with alacrity, and so the Tucker Forest became our temporary haven while we waited for the name Apropos to fade into the furthest recesses of royal memory.

They strung audio cable between themselves, Underhill to Unnerby to Haven to Nizhnimor.

Even after they had left the docks and Captain Haven had belatedly decided that he wanted a familiar man as second, and Brashen could move down yet another notch, he had gritted his teeth and obeyed his captain.

The Church must go, it is the haven of the booboisie, of boobs and bounders and all Brummagem mountebanks.

Mathew Cuttifer had supplied her with a letter to his factor in Brugge insisting there was safe haven at his trading place in that city for as long as they needed or wanted it.

MAY-FLOWER--of Delft Haven-- poor, common-looking ship, hired by common charter-party for coined dollars,--caulked with mere oakum and tar, provisioned with vulgarest biscuit and bacon,--yet what ship Argo or miraculous epic ship, built by the sea gods, was other than a foolish bumbarge in comparison!

MAY-FLOWER--of Delft Haven --poor, common-looking ship, hired by common charter-party for coined dollars,--caulked with mere oakum and tar, provisioned with vulgarest biscuit and bacon,--yet what ship Argo or miraculous epic ship, built by the sea gods, was other than a foolish bumbarge in comparison!

When I perceived that no man had regard to mee, that was so tame and gentle an Asse, I stole out of the gate that was next me, and then I ran away with all force, and came to Cenchris, which is the most famous towne of all the Carthaginians, bordering upon the Seas called Ageum, and Saronicum, where is a great and mighty Haven, frequented with many a sundry Nation.

So the smack was put about, and when she was moving slow through the haven again, Achanna sculled ashore in the little coggly punt.

I was told by somebody at Haven House that I seemed to be psychic with Dinah, that we clicked somehow from the moment we met.

And someone had unearthed a short video clip of Dinah herself, caught unawares about six months before by a news crew as she was working on interviews for her magazine article about Haven House.

Jefferson had proceeded far in his scheme of equalization it became widely known, through a letter which he had written in defense of his course in removing the Collector of Customs at New Haven, that he was intending to remove only a sufficient number to give his own supporters a fair proportion of places under the Government.