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Paradise vs. Heaven

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Paradisenoun

The place where sanctified souls are believed to live after death.

‘Living in paradise comes with a price.’;

Heavennoun

The sky, specifically:

Paradisenoun

(Abrahamic religions) A garden where Adam and Eve first lived after being created.

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

(figuratively) A very pleasant place; a place full of lush vegetation.

‘an island paradise in the Caribbean; a shoppers’ paradise’;

Heavennoun

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

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Paradisenoun

(figuratively) A very pleasant experience.

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, such as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

(obsolete) A churchyard or cemetery.

Heavennoun

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

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Paradisenoun

(slang) The upper gallery in a theatre.

Heavennoun

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

Paradiseverb

To place (as) in paradise.

Heavennoun

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

Paradiseverb

(obsolete) To transform into a paradise.

Heavennoun

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

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Paradiseverb

To affect or exalt with visions of happiness.

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.

Paradisenoun

The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation.

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

The abode of sanctified souls after death.

‘To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’; ‘It sounds to him like her mother's voice,Singing in Paradise.’;

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness.

‘The earthShall be all paradise.’; ‘Wrapt in the very paradise of some creative vision.’;

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.

Heavennoun

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

Paradisenoun

A churchyard or cemetery.

Heavenverb

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

Paradiseverb

To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch.

Heavenverb

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

Paradisenoun

any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

Heavenverb

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

Paradisenoun

(Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death

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.’;

Paradisenoun

(in some religions) heaven as the ultimate abode of the just

‘martyrs who die in battle with the ungodly earn instant transmission to paradise’;

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.’;

Paradisenoun

the abode of Adam and Eve before the Fall in the biblical account of the Creation; the Garden of Eden.

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.’;

Paradisenoun

an ideal or idyllic place or state

‘the surrounding countryside is a walker's paradise’; ‘my idea of paradise is to relax on the seafront’;

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!’;

Paradise

In religion, paradise is a place of exceptional happiness and delight. Paradisiacal notions are often laden with pastoral imagery, and may be cosmogonical or eschatological or both, often compared to the miseries of human civilization: in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness.

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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