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Heaven vs. Welkin

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Heavennoun

The sky, specifically:

Welkinnoun

The sky which appears to an observer on the Earth as a dome in which celestial bodies are visible; the firmament.

Heavennoun

The distant sky in which the sun, moon, and stars appear or move; the firmament; the celestial spheres.

Welkinnoun

The upper atmosphere occupied by clouds, flying birds, etc.

Heavennoun

(obsolete) The near sky in which weather, flying animals, etc. appear; (obsolete) the atmosphere; the climate.

Welkinnoun

(religion) The place above the Earth where God or other deities live; heaven.

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Heavennoun

(obsolete) A model displaying the movement of the celestial bodies, an orrery.

Welkinnoun

The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven; the sky.

‘On the welkne shoon the sterres lyght.’; ‘The fair welkin foully overcast.’; ‘When storms the welkin rend.’;

Heavennoun

(religion) The abode of God or the gods, traditionally conceived as beyond the sky; especially:

Welkinnoun

the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Heavennoun

The abode of God and of the angels and saints in His presence.

Heavennoun

The abode of the Abrahamic God; similar abodes of the gods in other religions and traditions, such as Mount Olympus.

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Heavennoun

Providence, the will of God or the council of the gods; fate.

Heavennoun

(religion) The afterlife of the blessed dead, traditionally conceived as opposed to an afterlife of the wicked and unjust (compare hell); specifically:

Heavennoun

The afterlife of the souls who are not sent to a place of punishment or purification such as hell, purgatory, or limbo; the state or condition of being in the presence of God after death.

Heavennoun

The afterlife of the blessed dead in other religions and traditions, such as the Pure Land or Elysium.

Heavennoun

(by extension) Any paradise; any blissful place or experience.

Heavennoun

(by extension) A state of bliss; a peaceful ecstasy.

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Heavennoun

Similarly blissful afterlives, places, or states for particular people, animals, or objects.

Heavenverb

(obsolete) To transport to the abode of God, the gods, or the blessed.

Heavenverb

(obsolete) To beatify, enchant, or please greatly.

Heavenverb

(obsolete) To beautify, to make into a paradise.

Heavennoun

The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; - often used in the plural in this sense.

‘I never saw the heavens so dim by day.’; ‘When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven.’;

Heavennoun

The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death.

‘Unto the God of love, high heaven's King.’; ‘It is a knellThat summons thee to heaven or to hell.’; ‘New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven.’;

Heavennoun

The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; - used variously in this sense, as in No. 2.; as, heaven helps those who help themselves.

‘Her prayers, whom Heaven delights to hear.’; ‘The willAnd high permission of all-ruling Heaven.’;

Heavennoun

Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight.

‘O bed! bed! delicious bed!That heaven upon earth to the weary head!’;

Heavenverb

To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.

‘We are happy as the bird whose nestIs heavened in the hush of purple hills.’;

Heavennoun

any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

Heavennoun

the abode of God and the angels

Heaven

Heaven or the heavens, is a common religious cosmological or transcendent supernatural place where beings such as gods, angels, spirits, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or reside. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descend to Earth or incarnate and earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in exceptional cases, enter Heaven alive.

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