Hypertext Webster Gateway: "haven"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

a harbour (Ps. 107:30; Acts 27: 12). The most famous on the
coast of Palestine was that of Tyre (Ezek. 27:3). That of Crete,
called "Fair Havens," is mentioned Acts 27:8.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Haven \Ha"ven\, n. [AS. h[ae]fene; akin to D. & LG. haven, G.
hafen, MNG. 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.

What shipping and what lading's in our haven.

Their haven under the hill. --Tennyson.

2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum. --Shak.

The haven, or the rock of love. --Waller.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Haven \Ha"ven\, v. t.
To shelter, as in a haven. --Keats.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary [syn: {oasis}]
2: a place where ships can take on or discharge cargo [syn: {seaport},
{harbor}, {harbour}]

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