Definitions of haven

  1. a place where ships can take on or discharge cargo Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To shelter, as in a haven. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A sheltered anchorage for ships; harbor; place of shelter and safety. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. An inlet of the sea, or mouth of a river, where ships can get good and safe anchorage: any place of safety: an asylum. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A harbor; refuge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A harbour; a station for ships; a place of safety. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A harbour; a port; a place of safety; a shelter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. a harbour ( Psalms 107:30 ; Acts 27: : 12 ). The most famous on the coast of Palestine was that of Tyre ( Ezekiel 27:3 ). That of Crete, called "Fair Havens," is mentioned Acts 27:8 . biblestudytools.com
  13. A place of a large receipt and safe riding of ships, so situate and secured bythe land circumjacent that the vessels thereby ride and anchor safely, and are protectedby the adjacent land from dangerous or violent winds; as Milford Haven, PlymouthHaven, and the like. Hale de Jure Mar. par. 2, c. 2. And see Lowndes v. Board ofTrustees, 153 U. S. 1, 14 Sup. Ct. 758, 38 L. Ed. 615; De Longuemere v. New York Ins.Co., 10 Johns. (N. Y.) 125(a); De Lovio v. Bolt, 7 Fed. Cas. 429. thelawdictionary.org
  14. A place calculated for the reception of ships, and so situated, in regard to the surrounding land, that the vessel may ride at anchor in it in safety. Hale, de Port. Mar. c. 2; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; 15 East, R. 304, 5. Vide Creek; Port; Road. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  15. h[=a]'vn, an inlet of the sea, or mouth of a river, where ships can get good and safe anchorage: any place of safety: an asylum.--v.t. to shelter.--p.adj. H[=A]'VENED, sheltered, as in a haven. [A.S. hæfen; Dut. haven, Ger. hafen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Harbour, port; (fig.) refuge. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A harbour; a port;—a bay or inlet of the sea affording safe anchorage;—any place of shelter or security;—hence, rest in general; final place of rest. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. A port, a harbour, a safe station for ships; a shelter, an asylum. Complete Dictionary

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