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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Eden /ˈidṇ/
 伊甸園,樂園

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·den n.  The garden where Adam and Eve first dwelt; hence, a delightful region or residence.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 eden
      n 1: any place of complete bliss and delight and peace [syn: paradise,
            nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la]
      2: a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the
         Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit
         from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were
         driven from their paradise (the fall of man) [syn: Garden
         of Eden]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Eden
    delight. (1.) The garden in which our first parents dewlt (Gen.
    2:8-17). No geographical question has been so much discussed as
    that bearing on its site. It has been placed in Armenia, in the
    region west of the Caspian Sea, in Media, near Damascus, in
    Palestine, in Southern Arabia, and in Babylonia. The site must
    undoubtedly be sought for somewhere along the course of the
    great streams the Tigris and the Euphrates of Western Asia, in
    "the land of Shinar" or Babylonia. The region from about lat. 33
    degrees 30' to lat. 31 degrees, which is a very rich and fertile
    tract, has been by the most competent authorities agreed on as
    the probable site of Eden. "It is a region where streams abound,
    where they divide and re-unite, where alone in the Mesopotamian
    tract can be found the phenomenon of a single river parting into
    four arms, each of which is or has been a river of consequence."
      Among almost all nations there are traditions of the primitive
    innocence of our race in the garden of Eden. This was the
    "golden age" to which the Greeks looked back. Men then lived a
    "life free from care, and without labour and sorrow. Old age was
    unknown; the body never lost its vigour; existence was a
    perpetual feast without a taint of evil. The earth brought forth
    spontaneously all things that were good in profuse abundance."
      (2.) One of the markets whence the merchants of Tyre obtained
    richly embroidered stuffs (Ezek. 27:23); the same, probably, as
    that mentioned in 2 Kings 19:12, and Isa. 37:12, as the name of
    a region conquered by the Assyrians.
      (3.) Son of Joah, and one of the Levites who assisted in
    reforming the public worship of the sanctuary in the time of
    Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Eden, pleasure; delight