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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haven mean? 

HAVEN (noun)
  The noun HAVEN has 2 senses:

1. a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
2. a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

  Familiarity information: HAVEN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HAVEN (noun)

Sense 1haven [BACK TO TOP]


A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


haven; oasis

Hypernyms ("haven" is a kind of...):

shelter (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)

Sense 2haven [BACK TO TOP]


A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


harbor; harbour; seaport; haven

Hypernyms ("haven" is a kind of...):

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Meronyms (parts of "haven"):

dock; dockage; docking facility (landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out)

landing; landing place (structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods)

anchorage; anchorage ground (place for vessels to anchor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "haven"):

coaling station (a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal)

port of call (any port where a ship stops except its home port)

Instance hyponyms:

Caesarea (an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine)

Pearl Harbor (a harbor on Oahu west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941)

Boston Harbor (the seaport at Boston)

Holonyms ("haven" is a part of...):

seafront (the waterfront of a seaside town)

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