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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
stank to high heaven (=stank very much)
▪ The toilets stank to high heaven.
▪ Oh, dear heavens, had Naylor, by seeing she was hurt, seen too that she cared deeply for him?
▪ It's nothing at all! Good heavens, is that the time?
▪ No, Ken is not my lover, good heavens, he'd be shocked!
▪ Have they - good heavens - got their sums wrong?
▪ That should keep him away from Olinda Bray! Good heavens!
▪ Rugs! Good heavens, man, do I pay you to stand about like a tailor's dummy?
▪ Ju-i sceptre Used by the highest deity in heaven, its head is formed into the shape of a cloud.
▪ It was high - heaven only knew how he had got up there!
▪ It stank to high heaven of salt-fish and shit, the aforementioned by far the more offensive.
▪ Or they could have sold that controlling interest to some one else - heaven help us!
▪ Oh, heaven help her - Fabia knew then that she was in deep, deep trouble!
▪ Three pairs of dark legs, high-top sneakers at their bottoms, ascend toward heaven.
▪ In later times, he ascended to heaven to be crowned with stars.
▪ As well as a tree, Hathor was, like Lilith, the ladder on which the righteous could ascend to heaven.
▪ A turbulent black cloud like a rumpled sheet seemed to descend from heaven.
▪ It is encapsulated in Galileo's quip that the Bible teaches how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go.
▪ If I have the baby I go to heaven.
▪ The doctrine of original sin and baptismal regeneration meant that an unbaptised infant could not go to heaven.
▪ The fundamentalists are saying, work hard, be born again, you can go to heaven.
▪ About whether he would go to heaven or hell.
▪ Areeeee, if I took money from you I would not go to heaven.
▪ Actually in the flesh, the way she went up to heaven.
▪ I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
▪ We've all experienced it and most of us would move heaven and earth to avoid it.
▪ Bishop Auckland have also moved heaven and earth to improve their standing.
▪ If you knew what I was doing you'd have moved heaven and earth to stop me.
▪ So together we moved heaven and earth to ensure, in a difficult year, that the necessary money was made available.
▪ Mrs. Butler brought in the tea, and raised her eyes to heaven when she saw Jenny weeping again.
▪ Had he jumped in, or had he been raised up to heaven?
▪ Her body was raised to heaven upon her death, where it was reunited with her soul.
▪ Off in the distance you see enormous mountains reaching for the heavens with their towering peaks.
▪ Yeah right, a little virgin, a device sent by heaven to cleanse your soul.
▪ She gasped at the vividness of her imagination. Thank heaven that in the morning everything would be back to normal.
▪ Some one you thanked heaven for sending back?
▪ And then, thank heaven, people will have somewhere decent to bring up their children.
▪ You got this much snow, you thanked heaven for your warm home and waited for the thing to blow over.
▪ Dad's Army told us that in Britain, thank heaven, nothing worked like clockwork.
▪ She had her thoughts under control again, thank heavens.
God is in his heaven, all's right with the world
God/Heaven be praised
▪ Hallelujah, and the heavens be praised ... He is giving it the look.
▪ However, play then we did and, heaven be praised, we did show them a thing or two.
God/Heaven forbid
▪ God forbid you should have an accident.
▪ And heaven forbid that you should be served by some one in a chain coffee house with a regional accent.
▪ My guess is this: Heaven forbid that you have a cancer right now.
▪ Or, heaven forbid, ridicule him?
Heaven/God/who/goodness knows!
be in seventh heaven
▪ We got Darren a puppy for Christmas, and he was in seventh heaven.
▪ But Leonora was in seventh heaven.
▪ He was in seventh heaven, so excited.
▪ My good friends of masher persuasion are in seventh heaven when they have the opportunity of admiring eight pretty faces.
for God's/Christ's/goodness'/Heaven's/Pete's sake
good grief/God/Lord/heavens/gracious!
Good grief! I forgot my keys again.
great Scott!/great Heavens!
manna from heaven
▪ The activities of illegal immigrant vessels were as manna from heaven to the media who naturally gave them much publicity.
▪ The hijab is manna from heaven for politicians facing crises.
▪ The letters are manna from heaven, filling my time and recharging my batteries.
thank God/goodness/heavens
Thank God the semester's almost over!
▪ A spare room with no room mate was available, thank goodness, at the Loch Leven Hotel.
▪ All I can say in these hectic times is thank goodness for Marks & Spencer's prepared meals.
▪ And the politicians, thank goodness, have only so much money with which to rip each other to shreds.
▪ He was leaving, thank goodness!
▪ There was no sign of him now, thank goodness.
the heavens opened
▪ As his relations carried him off to be buried, the sky suddenly darkened and the heavens opened.
▪ He'd come out without his anorak and if the heavens opened he'd get soaked.
▪ It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.
▪ Just as we set off, would you believe it, the heavens opened.
▪ Unfortunately, the Heavens opened on finals day, ending the good weather and causing disruptions.
the kingdom of heaven/God
▪ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
▪ Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness, sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
▪ Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
▪ So when our Lord spoke about the Kingdom of Heaven being at hand, he was referring to its being qualitatively present.
▪ They believe the kingdom of Heaven is to do with the whole person.
▪ They still believe that the kingdom of Heaven is something present in the lives of men and women.
▪ This world, this kingdom of the Devil, will be destroyed and the kingdom of heaven shall come.
▪ The new kitchen is heaven compared to the old one.
▪ I used to think I had died and gone to rank-and-file heaven.
▪ It's the most extraordinary place - both heaven and hell simultaneously.
▪ Well the sun is blazing down from the clear blue heavens.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Heaven \Heav"en\ (h[e^]v"'n), n. [OE. heven, hefen, heofen, AS. heofon; akin to OS. hevan, LG. heben, heven, Icel. hifinn; of uncertain origin, cf. D. hemel, G. himmel, Icel. himmin, Goth. himins; perh. akin to, or influenced by, the root of E. heave, or from a root signifying to cover, cf. Goth. gaham[=o]n to put on, clothe one's self, G. hemd shirt, and perh. E. chemise.]

  1. The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; -- often used in the plural in this sense.

    I never saw the heavens so dim by day.

    When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven.
    --D. Webster.

  2. The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death.

    Unto the God of love, high heaven's King.

    It is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell.

    New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven.

    Note: In this general sense heaven and its corresponding words in other languages have as various definite interpretations as there are phases of religious belief.

  3. The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2.; as, heaven helps those who help themselves.

    Her prayers, whom Heaven delights to hear.

    The will And high permission of all-ruling Heaven.

  4. Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight. ``A heaven of beauty.''
    --Shak. ``The brightest heaven of invention.''

    O bed! bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head!

    Note: Heaven is very often used, esp. with participles, in forming compound words, most of which need no special explanation; as, heaven-appeasing, heaven-aspiring, heaven-begot, heaven-born, heaven-bred, heaven-conducted, heaven-descended, heaven-directed, heaven-exalted, heaven-given, heaven-guided, heaven-inflicted, heaven-inspired, heaven-instructed, heaven-kissing, heaven-loved, heaven-moving, heaven-protected, heaven-taught, heaven-warring, and the like.


Heaven \Heav"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heavened (h[e^]v"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Heavening.] To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.

We are happy as the bird whose nest Is heavened in the hush of purple hills.
--G. Massey.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English heofon "home of God," earlier "sky, firmament," probably from Proto-Germanic *hibin-, dissimilated from *himin- (cognates Low German heben, Old Norse himinn, Gothic himins, Old Frisian himul, Dutch hemel, German Himmel "heaven, sky"), perhaps from a PIE root *kem- "to cover" (also proposed as the source of chemise). [Watkins derives it elaborately from PIE *ak- "sharp" via *akman- "stone, sharp stone," then "stony vault of heaven"].\n

\nPlural use in sense of "sky" is probably from Ptolemaic theory of space composed of many spheres, but it also formerly was used in the same sense as the singular in Biblical language, as a translation of Hebrew plural shamayim. Heaven-sent (adj.) attested from 1640s.


n. 1 The sky, ''specifically'': 2 # (context dated now usually plural English) The distant sky in which the sun, moon, and stars appear or move; the firmament; the celestial spheres. 3 # (context obsolete English) The near sky in which weather, flying animals, etc. appear; (context obsolete English) the atmosphere; the climate. 4 # (context obsolete English) A model displaying the movement of the celestial bodies, an orrery. 5 (context religion English) The abode of God or the gods, traditionally conceived as beyond the sky; especially: 6 # (context Christianity usually capitalized English) The abode of God and of the angels and saints in His presence. 7 # (context religion by extension often capitalized English) The abode of the Abrahamic God; similar abodes of the gods in other religions and traditions, such as mount Olympus. 8 # (context by extension usually capitalized English) providence, the will of God or the council of the gods; fate. 9 (context religion English) The afterlife of the blessed dead, traditionally conceived as opposed to an afterlife of the wicked and unjust (compare (m en hell)); specifically: 10 # (context Christianity Islam English) The afterlife of the souls who are not sent to a place of punishment or purification such as hell, purgatory, or limbo; the state or condition of being in the presence of God after death. 11 # (context religion by extension often capitalized English) The afterlife of the blessed dead in other religions and traditions, such as the Pure Land or Elysium. 12 # (context by extension English) any paradise; any blissful place or experience. 13 # (context by extension English) A state of bliss; a peaceful ecstasy. 14 # (context informal with a modifier English) similarly blissful afterlives, places, or states for particular people, animals, or objects. vb. 1 (context obsolete English) To transport to the abode of God, the gods, or the blessed. 2 (context obsolete English) To beatify, enchant, or please greatly. 3 (context obsolete English) To beautify, to make into a paradise.

  1. n. any place of complete bliss and delight and peace [syn: eden, paradise, nirvana, promised land, Shangri-la]

  2. the abode of God and the angels [ant: Hell]

Heaven (2002 film)

Heaven is a 2002 romantic thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer, starring Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi. Co-screenwriter Krzysztof Kieślowski intended for it to be the first part of a trilogy (the second being Hell and the third titled Purgatory), but Kieślowski died before he could complete the project. The film is an international co-production among producers based in Germany, France, the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The dialogue is in Italian and English.

Heaven (disambiguation)

Heaven is a religious or metaphysical term for the place where deities originate, and where earthly beings may experience an afterlife.

Heaven may also refer to:

  • Celestial sphere, the sky as seen from the Earth
Heaven (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

"Heaven" is the thirty-seventh single released by Ayumi Hamasaki, released on September 14, 2005. "Heaven" ended up selling over 325,000 copies, making it Hamasaki's second highest-selling single of 2005 as well as her last single to date that has sold over 300,000 physical copies. "Heaven" was used as the theme of the Japanese film Shinobi Heart Under Blade, while "Will" was used in a television commercial for Panasonic. Heaven has been downloaded over 1,580,000 times to date.

Heaven (nightclub)

Heaven is a superclub in London, England which appeals predominantly (but not exclusively) to the gay market. It is located underneath Charing Cross railway station in Central London, just off Trafalgar Square.


Heaven, the heavens or seven heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or to live. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate, and earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife, or in exceptional cases enter Heaven alive.

Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to Hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a Heaven on Earth in a World to Come.

Another belief is in an axis mundi or world tree which connects the heavens, the terrestrial world, and the underworld. In Indian religions, Heaven is considered as Svarga loka, and the soul is again subjected to rebirth in different living forms according to its karma. This cycle can be broken after a soul achieves Moksha or Nirvana. Any place of existence, either of humans, souls or deities, outside the tangible world (Heaven, Hell, or other) is referred to as otherworld.

Heaven (Bryan Adams song)

"Heaven" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams, originally recorded in 1983, co-written by Adams and Jim Vallance. It first appeared on the A Night in Heaven soundtrack album in the same year and was later included on Adams' album Reckless in 1984. It was released as the third single from Reckless and reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in June 1985, over a year and a half after the song first appeared on record. The single was certified Gold in Canada in 1985.

Heavily influenced by Journey's 1983 hit " Faithfully", the song was written while Adams served as the opening act on that band's Frontiers Tour, and features their drummer, Steve Smith. The song provided Adams with his first number one single and third Top ten hit on the American charts; according to Billboard magazine the song also entered the Top 25 of the most successful singles of 1985 in the U.S.

Heaven (Stewart and Cohen novel)

Heaven is a science fiction novel written by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. It was first published in 2004. It is a loose sequel to Wheelers.

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Heaven (DJ Sammy album)

Heaven is the second studio album by DJ Sammy. It was released on August 6, 2002.

Heaven (Australian band)

Heaven is a heavy metal band from Sydney, Australia that formed in 1980. The band recorded three albums and toured throughout the United States during the 1980s. The group's original style was similar to that of AC/DC but in later years went in a more commercial heavy metal direction along the lines of Judas Priest.

Heaven (Must Be There)

"Heaven (Must Be There)" (sometimes shortened to just "Heaven") is a song by Eurogliders from their album This Island. The song was released as a 7" vinyl and a 12" in May 1984.

The single brought the band to fame, especially in Australia, where the single peaked at No. 2 on Kent Music Report Singles Chart in 1984. It was also a major hit in New Zealand, peaking at No. 6, and a more modest hit in North America, hitting No. 47 in Canada, and No. 65 in the US.

(Feels Like) Heaven

"(Feels Like) Heaven" is a song by the Scottish music group Fiction Factory. It was released as a single at the end of 1983 and appears on their debut album Throw the Warped Wheel Out. The track was a hit in Switzerland, reaching #2 on the Swiss singles chart. In the UK, it peaked at #6. Other chart positions include #14 in Sweden and #20 in Austria. The song is a regular feature on 1980s and new wave compilations.

Fiction Factory had no other notable successes beyond "(Feels Like) Heaven", which rendered the band as a one-hit wonder.

Heaven (1987 film)

Heaven is a 1987 documentary film about beliefs concerning the afterlife and heaven in particular. The film was written and directed by Diane Keaton, and features a soundtrack by Howard Shore.

Heaven (Jónsi song)

Heaven was the Icelandic entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Jónsi.

Composed by Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson and written by Magnús Thor Sigmundsson, the song is a dramatic ballad. Unusually, the lyrics do not contain the title anywhere within them.
The lyrics themselves are somewhat elliptical, with Jónsi singing that he misses his lover and wants her to return to him. Exactly who has left whom and why is open to some interpretation, as he sings both "And when you set sail, fair winds all the way/So farewell, that's all I can say" and "This journey I must take alone". The theme of colour is also present in the lyrics, with Jónsi pleading with his lover to "blend with my blue, the colours of you" and telling her that "I still miss you and it makes me feel blue/And I'm lost without those colours of you".
In contrast to the elaborate dance routines of the modern Contest, the song was performed on an empty stage by Jónsi himself wearing a white jacket and dark shirt. Australian commentator Des Mangan referred to the singer as wearing "the fourth white suit of the evening". Mangan had also, during the preview shows leading up to the Contest, referred to Jónsi in a broad Australian accent as "Jonesy" (he claimed during commentary that he had told the singer that this would be his name if he were Australian). Thus, after the performance was finished, Mangan continued this reference with the line "Jonesy you legend".

As Iceland had finished the 2003 Contest in the top ten, the song was pre-qualified for the final. Here, it was performed seventeenth (following Greece's Sakis Rouvas with Shake It and preceding Ireland's Chris Doran with If My World Stopped Turning). At the close of voting, it had received 16 points, placing 19th in a field of 24 - thus forcing Iceland to qualify from the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.

It was succeeded as Icelandic representative at the 2005 Contest by Selma with If I Had Your Love.

Heaven (John Legend song)

"Heaven" is a song by John Legend from the album, Once Again (2006). It was written and produced by himself and musician Kanye West and released as the album's second single in fall 2006. The remix of the song, released to the iTunes Store in February 2007, features Pusha T. A special EP also features the a cappella version of the remix, the album version and the instrumental of "Heaven".

A moderate commercial success, "Heaven" reached number 26 on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States, but failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100. Released to critical success however, it won Legend his second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 49th award ceremony. The song produced two music videos, the first one featuring women posed as various Renaissance era paintings. The second one features more John Legend himself and less posture women. Both videos were shot at Highclere Castle in the UK and was directed by Hype Williams.

Heaven (Warrant song)

Heaven is a song by American glam metal/ hard rock band Warrant. It was released in July 1989 as the second single from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song was Warrant's most commercially successful single, spending two weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 (kept from the top spot by Milli Vanilli's ‘ Girl I'm Gonna Miss You’), and reaching number one in Rolling Stone, and number three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The track's commercial success has led it to becoming one of the best known songs by the band.

Heaven (Live song)

"Heaven" is a song by alternative rock group Live, which was released as the first single from their 2003 album, Birds of Pray.

The song was not released as a commercial CD single in the United States, but was made available as a purchasable digital download, which enabled the song to reach #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also reached #56 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart, and peaked at #33 on both the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. It was also a hit in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Belgium.

The video, considered a "concept" video, as it featured highly symbolical imagery without the participation of the band, depicts a young girl and a boy at the opposite sides of a river who want to cross it, so they can be together. They plan to meet in a place where the boy thinks he can swim to the other side, but he is taken by the stream and carried away. The girl swims to him and they are finally together, but soon they realize they are heading to the tumultuous river waterfalls. Whether they survive or not is unknown. The video was shot in Iceland and its supposed religious symbolism is open to different interpretations.

After the song became a success in the United States, the original video was replaced in most rotations by a new video. Shot at Voorst National in Brussels, Belgium, this version was a high intensity performance of the song, featuring all four principal band members.

Heaven (Talking Heads song)

"Heaven" is a song by the American new wave band Talking Heads from their 1979 album Fear of Music. The song has been called "the calm after their unusual ominous storm" by AllMusic as well as something "psychologists would certainly have a field day with" by journalist Ian Gittins.

Dave Bell, writing for quarterly UK magazine Ceasefire, argued that the song "epitomises "pop as Samuel Beckett might write it: tedious, beautiful and desperate".

Heaven (Mobius Band album)

Heaven is the second full-length record by Mobius Band. It was released in 2007.

Heaven (Nina Girado album)

Heaven is the debut studio album by Filipino singer Nina, released in the Philippines on August 20, 2002 by Warner Music. The album is heavily influenced by jazzy lounge pop- R&B and composed of songs that are reminiscent to the sound of international records at that time. Under the direction of Warner managing head Ricky R. Ilacad, foreign songwriters and arrangers from the United States and Korea including Shelly Peiken and Guy Roche were hired for the production of the album. Ilacad was so impressed when he personally reviewed Nina's demo disc, enabling one song, a cover of Steve Perry's hit, to make it to the final cut of the album's track list. The album also features a cover of a Ric Segreto song.

Upon release, the album received generally positive reviews. Most critics applauded her vocal ability and skills, as well as the composition of songs. It is credited for being one of the main reasons why the acoustic phenomenon is very much popular in the country. It won numerous awards from different major organizations and was also one of the best-selling OPM albums in 2003. The album has also brought back inclusions of whistle register to pop albums at that time. In addition, Nina was given favorable comparisons to Mariah Carey. On its release date, Heaven was made available on digital download through iTunes and MP3 Download on January 23, 2007. As of October 2003, the album has reached double platinum status by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI), denoting over 60,000 copies sold in the Philippines.

Five singles were released from the album, all of which became commercially successful in the country. " Heaven", the first single, was released alongside the album. " 2nd Floor" was later released as a promo single. Initially, both the album and the first single did not perform well on charts as expected. However, when the second single " Jealous" was released, it became a hit, enabling the album to increase in sales and place at the top of album charts. Following the success of the second single, two cover versions were released. " Foolish Heart", a song originally included on Nina's demo, began receiving numerous airplay and later, charted at number one in the country, staying at the position even longer than "Jealous". " Loving You" was released as the final single from the album. It reached the top 5 of the Singles Chart, proving that Nina has become a hit artist.

Heaven (Nina Girado song)

"Heaven" is a song by Filipino singer Nina from her 2002 debut album of the same name. It was released as the album's first commercial single, and her first single as an artist, in August 2002 along with the album by Warner Music Philippines. The song was written by Brett Laurence and Gary Haase, and produced by Ferdie Marquez. The song is heavily influenced by the international urban sound, and Nina is one of the first pop- R&B artists to have entered the Philippine music scene. It was considered to be risky for Warner to release, since OPM music at that time focuses on ballads and love songs, making the song a rare record during its release.

Upon release, the song and the album were met with critical acclaim, with most critics pointing out the international sound and smooth production as well as Nina's wide vocal range. Manila Bulletin described it as "a groovy breakthrough, boasting of an international-sounding music and voice, sung by a young Filipina talent". It was not a huge commercial hit, but it enabled Nina to breakthrough the music scene. On August 20, 2002, the song was made available on digital download through iTunes and MP3 Download on January 23, 2007.

Heaven (Los Lonely Boys song)

"Heaven" is the title of a popular song from 2004 by the American Tejano/ Chicano rock band Los Lonely Boys. The song was written by brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza, who comprise the foundation of the band, and it appears on their multi-platinum self-titled album.

Heaven (BeBe & CeCe Winans album)

Heaven is the third album released by brother and sister duo BeBe & CeCe Winans and their second released on Capitol Records. It was number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Smooth jazz musician Lonnie Liston Smith covered the title song from his 1990 album, Love Goddess

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams, featuring fellow singer Carl Thomas also covered the title song in the closing track from her 2002 solo debut, Heart to Yours.

Heaven (The Chimes song)

"Heaven" is the 1990 follow-up dance single by The Chimes. The single was their second and last number on the dance charts in the U.S., staying at the top for one week. Heaven made it to number fifty-four on the R&B singles chart, but failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

Heaven (The Psychedelic Furs song)

"Heaven" is a song by the English rock band The Psychedelic Furs, written by the band's lead singer Richard Butler and bass player Tim Butler. It was the first single from the band's fourth studio album, Mirror Moves (1984). As a single it reached the top 30 of the charts in the United Kingdom and peaked at number 41 in New Zealand.

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Heaven (Jason Rowe album)

Heaven is the debut album of British neo soul singer Jason Rowe, performing under the name Jai. The album was released on 11 November 1997. While well-reviewed, it would be Rowe's only album for nearly ten years, with Rowe later releasing his second album, Lovelife, under his full name in February 2007.

The album includes covers of the Arthur Hamilton standard " Cry Me a River", as well as "Magnolia", an early song of J. J. Cale's. "I Believe", which was a moderate hit in the United States, was included in a special song collection compact disc sold around the same time by fashion retailer Banana Republic. A music video directed by Paul Boyd for "I Believe" aired successively on The Box, VH1, and MuchMusic from August 1997 through February 1998.

There are two versions of the album, the alternate having been released in Europe. The cover art is virtually the same for both; in the European release, Jai's face is positioned at the center and occupies the entire frame, and his name and the album's title appear in the lower-left corner with the title both reduced in size and superimposed over his name. More significantly, alternate takes of the songs "Heaven" and "Wishing the Rain Away" appear on these different versions.

Heaven (Cosmic Baby album)

Heaven is a music album by techno/ trance artist Cosmic Baby which was released in 1999. It is Cosmic Baby's fourth full-length album. It was his final album before his break from recording as Cosmic Baby, as well as his final album in traditional Cosmic Baby style. At the end of 2006 he returned as Cosmic Baby with the album Industrie und Melodie.

True to its title, the album has a rather airy and bright overall atmosphere. It feels like a concept album. The music has a typical late-nineties techno/trance sound, and also has elements of chill-out, Balearic beat, breakbeat, and electro. The track "Karma II" is a further elaboration of "Karma" from the previous album Fourteen Pieces. The track "Lucifer" is a cover version of the track of the same name by The Alan Parsons Project from the album Eve from 1979.

Heaven (Romanian band)

Heaven is a Romanian dance-pop girl group comprising lead singer Adina Postelnicu alongside her sister Roxana and Aliana Roșca. Formed in early 2005 in Vaslui, the band was launched into local recognition following the release of their best-selling debut single, named “Pentru totdeauna”, which was a hit on the Romanian charts. Heaven's debut album, titled O Parte Din Rai, was released in Romania in spring 2006 and has been compiled under the auspices of Cat Music.

In 2008, after just one album and some initial success, Roxana Spoială departed and since the introduction of Aliana Roșca the band has been working on a new studio album, titled So Lonely, whose official release is scheduled for November 2010.

Heaven (Miliyah Kato album)

Heaven is Miliyah Kato's fifth studio album. It was released on July 28, 2010.

Heaven (Emeli Sandé song)

"Heaven" is the debut single from Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé. It was released by Virgin Records after she signed a record deal with the label after the success of single " Never Be Your Woman" which Sandé was featured as a guest artist. It was also the first release from Sandé's debut album, Our Version of Events, on 14 August 2011. The single was added to BBC Radio 1's playlist in June 2011. The song was also crowned record of the week by the station’s daytime DJ, Fearne Cotton. The single is written by Sandé, Naughty Boy, Craze and Hoax, with producer Mike Spencer.

Digital Spy said that the song is a mixture of pacey house beats, mellow strings (arranged by Cliff Masterson) and Mark Ronson-esque horn sections. The song was also compared to Leona Lewis (whom Sandé has written tracks for) and Yasmin. One critic said that the song was ticking all the good boxes in modern urban music." Critics also said that the song "stunned" them when they heard the song. The single was released accompanied by a music video, which was filmed in London, United Kingdom which premiered on August 22, 2011 on Emeli Sandé's official YouTube account. Throughout the video the music has scenes of Sandé singing to the sky, and standing outside of a Cathedral, there are also many shots where Mary, the mother of Jesus' statue is seen in the video. The single was released via digital download and 7" vinyl on 14 August and 15 August 2011, respectively. The single was made to pre-order several weeks before it was released on iTunes.

Heaven (U96 song)

"Heaven" is a song recorded by German dance act U96. It was released in April 1996 as the lead single from the album Heaven. The song reached the top 10 in Austria, Finland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden.

The song has a similar chorus to Cyndi Lauper's song " Time After Time" and she has a writing credit.

Heaven (The Walkmen album)

Heaven is the seventh studio album by American indie rock band The Walkmen, released on May 29, 2012 on Fat Possum Records and Bella Union.

Heaven (Pomegranates album)

Heaven is the fourth studio album by the Cincinnati indie rock group Pomegranates, released June 5, 2012, on Modern Outsider Records. It was produced by Miguel Urbitztondo who has worked with acts such as Cracker, Daniel Johnston, and Sparklehorse. The album follows their critically acclaimed One of Us in 2010.

Heaven (Andrews novel)

Heaven is the first book in the Casteel series by author V. C. Andrews. It is also the name of the main character Heaven Casteel, in the Casteel series.

Heaven (Depeche Mode song)

"Heaven" is a song by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released as the lead single from their thirteenth studio album, Delta Machine (2013). Written by Martin L. Gore and produced by Ben Hillier, the song was world-premiered on KROQ's morning show Kevin and Bean on 30 January 2013. The single was released digitally in most territories on 31 January 2013, and physically on 1 February. In the United Kingdom, "Heaven" was released digitally on 17 March 2013 and physically the following day. The B-side "All That's Mine" was written by Dave Gahan and Kurt Uenala. An accompanying music video for "Heaven" was directed by Timothy Saccenti and premiered on VEVO on 1 February 2013.

In June 2013, the single was certified gold by the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI), denoting downloads exceeding 15,000 units in Italy. In the UK, by contrast, the single reached #60, the first initial single from a Depeche Mode album to fail to reach the UK Top 40.

Heaven (Buck-Tick song)

"HEAVEN" is the twenty-seventh single released by the Japanese rock band Buck-Tick, released on December 17, 2008.

Heaven (Jay Z song)

"Heaven" is a song recorded by American rapper Jay-Z for his twelfth studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013), featuring American recording artist Justin Timberlake. The song was written by Jay-Z, Timberlake, The-Dream, R.E.M., Adrian Younge, Timbaland, and J-Roc, while the production was handled by the latter two. During the song, Jay-Z touches on subjects of religious allegory and an interrogation of organized religion. The song has since peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.

Heaven (After School song)

"Heaven" is the fifth Japanese single from South Korean girl group After School. The single was released physically on October 2, 2013, but was released digitally on September 25, 2013. The track is produced by Shinichi Osawa. This is the first Japanese release with new member Kaeun, and the first Japanese release without former leader Park Kahi.

Heaven (British band)

Heaven were a British jazz-influenced rock band from Portsmouth who appeared at the Isle of Wight Festivals in 1969 and 1970, when managed by festival compere Rikki Farr. The band released one album in 1971 before splitting up.

Heaven (Beyoncé song)

"Heaven" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her self-titled fifth studio album (2013). It was written and produced by the singer along with musician Boots who collaborated on the majority of the tracks on the album. Although fan and media speculation hinted the song to be inspired by the singer's miscarried child and recorded as a tribute, it was revealed that she drew inspiration from her mother Tina Knowles, losing her best friend. "Heaven" is a piano ballad with gospel and pop elements and emotional vocals which received comparisons to the singer's own " Halo" (2008). It lyrically describes the protagonist mourning the death of a beloved person by repeating a sentimental hook; many critics found its lyrics to be personal. Music critics provided positive reviews for the track, praising its placement on the album and Beyoncé's vocal performance.

The music video for "Heaven" was directed by Todd Tourso and Beyoncé and released on the album on December 13, 2013. It was filmed in Puerto Rico and New York City starring the singer's captain dancer and long-time back-up dancer Ashley Everett. The clip shows the life of two best friends, portrayed by Beyoncé and Everett, seen together in various important moments of their lives. During the end, it is made clear that one of them has died and the other is seen mourning her at the church and cemetery. As the song itself, the video was praised for its emotional scenes and acting as well as the religious undertones. "Heaven" was performed live by Beyoncé during the European leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2014 as the concerts' closing song.

Heaven (Shockabilly album)

Heaven is the fourth studio album by Shockabilly, released in 1985 by Fundamental Records. It released on CD as Vietnam/Heaven in 1990.

Heaven (Solo song)

"Heaven" is a song co-written and performed by American contemporary R&B band Solo, issued as the first single from their eponymous debut studio album. The song was the band's highest chart appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #42 in 1995.

Heaven (1977 Bonnie Tyler song)

"Heaven" is a song performed by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. The song was written by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, who produced the song with David Mackay. It was released in July 1977 by RCA Records, as the lead single from Tyler's second studio album Natural Force (1978). The lyrics depict Tyler realising that her relationship with her partner is breaking down.

The song did not repeat the success of Tyler's previous singles " Lost in France" and " More Than a Lover", and only charted in Germany.

Tyler released another single entitled "Heaven" from her twelfth studio album All in One Voice (1998).

Heaven (Namie Amuro song)

"Heaven" is a song by Japanese recording artist Namie Amuro from her eleventh studio album and second bilingual album Feel (2013). The song was released as the album's lead promotional single on July 10, 2013, the same release date as Feel. "Heaven" was written by Emyli and produced by German-Russian DJ Zedd. Composed by Zedd, Emyli and Tommy Clint, "Heaven" is a house song.

The song received positive reviews from music critics, who commended the song's composition and production while song criticized Amuro's English pronunciation and felt it was a weaker track on the album. "Heaven" reached number twenty-six on the Japan Hot 100, alongside the two other promotional singles "Hands on Me" and "La La La". A music video was shot for the single by Nino, featuring Amuro dancing inside a futuristic club. "Heaven" was included on two of Amuro's concert tours, these being the Namie Amuro Feel 2013 Tour and Namie Amuro Live Style 2014.

Heaven (Inna song)

"Heaven" is a song recorded by Romanian recording artist Inna. It was released for digital download on 10 June 2016 through Roton. "Heaven" was written by Andreas Schuller, Leroy Clampitt, Sebastian Barac, Marcel Botezan, Laila Samulesen, Trey Campbell and Theea Eliza Miculescu, and produced by Barac and Botezan. A dance-pop and tropical house recording, the single was generally acclaimed by music critics, with them praising it for being "catchy" and for incorporating Middle Eastern flair into it.

An accompanying music video was posted onto YouTube on 7 June 2016 after a teaser of it premiered on 3 June 2016; it was shot by John Perez in Shangri-La, Mauritius in April 2016. The clip portrays Inna interacting with the locals of a seaside resort community, with her also being present at a party and a boat trip with her love interest played by Olivier Phineas Boissard. In order to promote the single, Inna performed in Mauritius, while singing "Heaven" in stripped-down versions for Romanian radio stations. The track managed to peak within the top twenty in Romania, Bulgaria and Poland, and at number hundred sixty-nine in Russia.

Usage examples of "heaven".

Suddenly, it was as if a window in heaven had been opened and I saw a group of Aboriginal women standing together.

I read, and turning my face to the Heavens, thanked God that I was absolved by the dear subject of my crimes.

All who receive influx from heaven and acknowledge divine providence, especially those who have become spiritual through reformation, on beholding events taking a wonderful course see providence as it were from an interior acknowledgment and confess it.

We entertained no doubt that everything had been arranged by Heaven to get us acquainted, and to fire us both, even unknown to ourselves, with love for each other.

I firmly believe that it was through the interference of Heaven that we became acquainted the day before yesterday.

She paid him a daily visit, but always escorted by her mother, a former actress, who had retired from the stage in order to work out her salvation, and who, as a matter of course, had made up her mind to combine the interests of heaven with the works of this world.

Not Jove: while yet his frown shook Heaven ay, when His adversary from adamantine chains Cursed him, he trembled like a slave.

The tornado of wind whistled loudly around us and up into the heavens, almost knocking Adeem off his feet.

Hence since it is seen in its proper species, and is adored in heaven, it is not seen under its proper species in this sacrament.

Because this is profane, hell is called adultery, and heaven on the other hand is called marriage.

Dear as his daughter might become to him, all he dared to ask of Heaven was that she might be restored to that truer self which lay beneath her false and adventitious being.

I cannot contravene the order of knights errant, about whom I know it is true, not having read anything to the contrary, that they never paid for their lodging or anything else in any inn where they stayed, because whatever welcome they receive is owed to them as their right and privi-lege in return for the unbearable hardships they suffer as they seek adventures by night and by day, in winter and in summer, on foot and on horseback, suffering thirst and hunger, heat and cold, and exposed to all the inclemencies of heaven and all the discomforts on earth.

So the aerolites, or glacial boulders, or polished stone weapons of an extinct race, which looked like aerolites, were the children of Ouranos the heaven, and had souls in them.

You may trace a common motive and force in the pyramid-builders of the earliest recorded antiquity, in the evolution of Greek architecture, and in the sudden springing up of those wondrous cathedrals of the twelfth and following centuries, growing out of the soil with stem and bud and blossom, like flowers of stone whose seeds might well have been the flaming aerolites cast over the battlements of heaven.

Dyne, his scrawny arms strapped to a pair of Y-shaped branches, eyes girlishly aflutter, feigned to yield his hairless body into the ecstatic admixture of bliss and pain of which he fancied heaven was justly composed.