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. [1913 Webster]

What shipping and what lading 's in our haven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Their haven under the hill. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The haven, or the rock of love. --Waller. [1913 Webster]


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