noun Etymology: Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; akin to Old High German himil heaven Date: before 12th century 1. the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome ; firmament — usually used in plural 2. a. often capitalized the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead b. a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God 3. capitalized god 1 4. a place or condition of utmost happiness 5. Christian Science a state of thought in which sin is absent and the harmony of divine Mind is manifest

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