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. --Shak.
Their haven under the hill. --Tennyson.
2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.
The haven, or the rock of love. --Waller.
Ha·ven, v. t. To shelter, as in a haven.
n 1: a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary [syn: oasis]
2: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
[syn: seaport, harbor, harbour]
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.