Need to find shelter, from the weather or from other troubles? Then you need a haven.

Haven looks a lot like heaven, and the words have quite a bit in common. A haven isn't necessarily as wonderful as heaven is supposed to be, but it is a good place to find when you're in trouble or someone is after you. This word often appears in the phrase "safe haven," which is a good reminder of its meaning. A haven is a safe place, and people who are in trouble tend to seek havens.

Definitions of haven

n a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

harbor, harbour, seaport
an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine
Pearl Harbor
a harbor on Oahu to the 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
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
Type of:
a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

n a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

Type of:
a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

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