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Synonyms of heaven in English:


  • 1 those who practised good deeds would receive the reward of a place in heaven
    paradise, nirvana, the kingdom of heaven, the promised land, the heavenly kingdom, the City of God, the celestial city, the abode of God, the abode of the saints, the abode of the angels, Zion, Abraham's bosom, the empyrean;
    the beyond, the hereafter, the next world, the next life, the afterworld, the afterlife;
    among American Indians happy hunting ground;
    Christianity  the New Jerusalem;
    Hinduism  Swarga;
    Classical Mythology  Elysium, the Elysian Fields, the Islands of the Blessed;
    Scandinavian Mythology  Valhalla;
    Arthurian Legend  Avalon
    [Antonyms] hell, purgatory
  • 2 lying by the pool with a good book is my idea of heaven
    ecstasy, bliss, rapture, contentment, happiness, delight, joy, felicity, supreme happiness, supreme joy, perfect contentment, seventh heaven, cloud nine;
    literary Arcadia, Arcady
    [Antonyms] misery, hell on earth
  • 3 (usually the heavens) Galileo used a telescope to observe the heavens
    the sky, the skies, the upper atmosphere, the stratosphere
    literary the firmament, the vault of heaven, the blue, the (wide) blue yonder, the welkin, the ether, the empyrean, the azure, the upper regions, the sphere, the celestial sphere
  • Phrases

    in seventh heaven
    ecstatic, euphoric, thrilled, elated, delighted, overjoyed, on cloud nine/seven, walking/treading on air, jubilant, rapturous, beside oneself with joy, jumping for joy, exultant, transported, delirious, enraptured, blissful, in raptures, like a child with a new toy
    informal over the moon, on top of the world, on a high, tickled pink, as pleased as Punch, cock-a-hoop, as happy as a sandboy
    British informal as happy as Larry
    Northern English informal made up
    North American informal as happy as a clam
    Australian informal wrapped
    move heaven and earth
    informal if he had truly loved her he would have moved heaven and earth to get her back
    try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give one's all, make every effort, spare no effort, put oneself out;
    strive, struggle, exert oneself, work hard, endeavour, try
    North American informal do one's darnedest/durnedest
    Australian/New Zealand informal go for the doctor

    Word links

    celestial, empyrean relating to heaven
    uranophobia fear of heaven
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