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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
heaven (noun)
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
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
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
heaven (noun)
1.
a dwelling place of perfect happiness for the soul after death
SYNONIMS:
above, bliss, elysian fields, Elysium, empyrean, kingdom come, New Jerusalem, paradise, sky, Zion ( Sion)
RELATED WORDS:
Beulah, glory, happy hunting ground, nirvana, promised land, Valhalla; afterlife, afterworld, hereafter, otherworld
on high
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inferno; limbo, purgatory; hades, netherworld, underworld; abyss, pit
Gehenna, hell, Pandemonium, perdition
heaven (noun)
2.
an often imaginary place or state of utter perfection and happiness
SYNONIMS:
Camelot, Cockaigne, Eden, Elysium, empyrean, fantasyland, heaven, lotusland, never-never land, New Jerusalem, nirvana, promised land, Shangri-la, utopia, Zion ( Sion)
RELATED WORDS:
arcadia; dreamland, dreamworld, fairyland, wonderland; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, euphoria, gladness, joy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fool's paradise
anti-utopia, dystopia, hell
heaven (noun)
3.
a state of overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion
SYNONIMS:
cloud nine, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, heaven, high, intoxication, paradise, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, transport
RELATED WORDS:
exaltation; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, delight, enchantment, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, pleasure; reverie, trance; inspiration; fervor, frenzy, madness, passion; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety ( gayety), glee, gleefulness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartedness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misery, sadness, unhappiness, woe, wretchedness; blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopes
depression
heaven (noun)
Array
the expanse of air surrounding the earth
SYNONIMS:
blue, firmament, heaven(s), high, welkin
RELATED WORDS:
midair; horizon, skyline
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