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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haven  \Ha"ven\,  n.  [AS.  h[ae]fene;  akin  to  D.  &  LG  haven,  G. 
  hafen,  MNG.  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Their  haven  under  the  hill.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  A  place  of  safety;  a  shelter;  an  asylum.  --Shak. 
 
  The  haven,  or  the  rock  of  love.  --Waller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haven  \Ha"ven\,  v.  t. 
  To  shelter,  as  in  a  haven.  --Keats. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haven 
  n  1:  place  of  safety  or  sanctuary  [syn:  {oasis}] 
  2:  a  place  where  ships  can  take  on  or  discharge  cargo  [syn:  {seaport}, 
  {harbor},  {harbour}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Haven,  KS  (city,  FIPS  30725) 
  Location:  37.90230  N,  97.78063  W 
  Population  (1990):  1198  (479  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67543 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Haven 
  a  harbour  (Ps.  107:30;  Acts  27:  12).  The  most  famous  on  the 
  coast  of  Palestine  was  that  of  Tyre  (Ezek.  27:3).  That  of  Crete, 
  called  "Fair  Havens,"  is  mentioned  Acts  27:8. 
 




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