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 for haven
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haven \Ha"ven\, v. t.
     To shelter, as in a haven. --Keats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haven \Ha"ven\ (h[=a]"v'n), n. [AS. h[ae]fene; akin to D. & LG.
     haven, G. hafen, MHG. habe, Dan. havn, Icel. h["o]fn, Sw.
     hamn; akin to E. have, and hence orig., a holder; or to heave
     (see Heave); or akin to AS. h[ae]f sea, Icel. & Sw. haf,
     Dan. hav, which is perh. akin to E. heave.]
     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.
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              What shipping and what lading 's in our haven.
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              Their haven under the hill.           --Tennyson.
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     2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum. --Shak.
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              The haven, or the rock of love.       --Waller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary [syn:
           haven, oasis]
      2: a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
         [syn: seaport, haven, harbor, harbour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "haven":
     anchorage, anchorage ground, arm, armor, asylum, basin, berth,
     bird sanctuary, bless, bourn, breakwater, bulkhead, chamber,
     champion, chuck, cloak, compass about, copyright, cover, covert,
     cushion, defend, destination, dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock,
     embankment, ensure, fence, fend, game sanctuary, goal, groin,
     guarantee, guard, harbor, harbor of refuge, harborage, house,
     insure, jetty, jutty, keep, keep from harm, landing, landing place,
     landing stage, last stop, make safe, marina, mole, moorings,
     nestle, patent, pier, police, port, preserve, protect,
     protected anchorage, quay, refuge, register, retreat,
     ride shotgun for, riding, road, roads, roadstead, roof, safe haven,
     safeguard, safehold, sanctuary, screen, seaport, seawall, secure,
     shelter, shield, shipyard, shroud, slip, snug harbor, stop,
     stopping place, stronghold, terminal, terminal point, terminus,
     underwrite, wharf

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HAVEN. A place calculated for the reception of ships, and so situated, in 
  regard to the surrounding land, that the vessel may ride at anchor in it in 
  safety. Hale, de Port. Mar. c. 2; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; 15 East, R. 304, 5. 
  Vide Creek; Port; Road. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Haven, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    1175
     Housing Units (2000): 498
     Land area (2000):     0.545887 sq. miles (1.413842 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.545887 sq. miles (1.413842 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30725
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.902306 N, 97.780957 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67543
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Haven, KS

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