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Definition of the noun heavens

What does heavens mean as a name of something?


  1. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
    • examples: Many stars were shining in the heavens. | Suddenly the heavens opened. | Thousands of stars shone in the heavens. | My heavens, what an enormous box! | The heavens are bright with stars tonight. | What Alice, waiting for a reply, was faced with was a sudden howl. It was a resounding noise, sharp as to burst her ear drums, loud as to reach unto the heavens. | For heavens sake. | Good heavens! | He looked to the heavens. | The heavens do not create men that are more than men, nor do they create men that are less than men.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of heavens: celestial sphere / empyrean / firmament / sphere / vault of heaven / welkin
    • more generic word: surface = the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • parts:
      • apex of the sun's way / solar apex / apex = the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
      • celestial point = a point in the heavens
      • nadir = the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
      • zenith = the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
      • zodiac = a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic

Alternative definition of the noun heavens


  1. The sky.

Other definitions of heavens

What does heavens also mean?


  1. An expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, or frustration.


Heavens was an independent rock band featuring Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Josiah Steinbrick. The duo signed to Epitaph Records and released their debut album, Patent Pending, on September 12, 2006.


  1. "Heavens" is the debut full length from Boston band Big Dipper. The album was released in 1987 on Homestead Records. Heavens was remastered and rereleased as part of Merge Record's Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology in 2008. The song, "Mr. Woods", was covered by Gigolo Aunts on Safe and Sound: A Benefit in Response to the Brookline Clinic Violence, released in 1996 on Mercury Records.
  2. "Heavens" is a musical album of The Murgatroyd Trio.

Phrases with Heavens

  1. Heavens Above
  2. Good Heavens
  3. Thank Heavens

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Heavens

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Google previewUrania: or, a compleat view of the Heavens; containing the Ancient and modern Astronomy in form of a Dictionary, etc (1754)

by John Hill

A term used by astronomers to eXpress certain circles in the concave sphere of the heavens, and certain others on the convex surface of the earth, which have this mutUal relation to one another. The circles called parallels, in the description ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

For, if it was to move from T towards A, or from A to V, the apparent place of it in the heavens would in one case be at T, in the other case at V. Therefore, while the planet is at its greatest elongation, and is describing a small arc in its orbit, that ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

heavens, new. The expression “new heaven(s) and a new earth” is a technical term in the eschatological language of the Bible to define and describe the final, perfected state of the created universe. See eschatology. The conception ofa ...

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Stormy Heavens

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Quotes about Heavens

Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth. (Ronald Reagan)
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Scrabble value of H4E1A1V4E1N1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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