Synonyms of heaven in English:


See definition of heaven


1‘those who practised good deeds would receive the reward of a place in heaven’


paradise, nirvana, the kingdom of heaven, the promised land, the heavenly kingdom, the City of God, the celestial city, the abode of God, the abode of the saints, the abode of the angels, Zion, Abraham's bosom, the empyrean

the beyond, the hereafter, the next world, the next life, the afterworld, the afterlife

happy hunting ground

the New Jerusalem


Elysium, the Elysian Fields, the Islands of the Blessed




hell, purgatory

2‘lying by the pool with a good book is my idea of heaven’


ecstasy, bliss, rapture, contentment, happiness, delight, joy, felicity, supreme happiness, supreme joy, perfect contentment, seventh heaven, cloud nine

paradise, Eden, Utopia, nirvana, Shangri-La, idyll

literary Arcadia, Arcady


misery, hell on earth

3usually the heavens‘Galileo used a telescope to observe the heavens’


the sky, the skies, the upper atmosphere, the stratosphere

literary the firmament, the vault of heaven, the blue, the blue yonder, the wide blue yonder, the welkin, the ether, the empyrean, the azure, the upper regions, the sphere, the celestial sphere


    in seventh heaven


      ecstatic, euphoric, thrilled, elated, delighted, overjoyed, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, treading on air, walking on air, jubilant, rapturous, beside oneself with joy, jumping for joy, exultant, transported, delirious, enraptured, blissful, in raptures, like a child with a new toy


      over the moon, on top of the world, on a high, tickled pink, as pleased as Punch, cock-a-hoop, as happy as a sandboy

      British informal

      as happy as Larry

      Northern English informal

      made up

      North American informal

      as happy as a clam

      Australian informal


    move heaven and earth

      ‘if he had truly loved her he would have moved heaven and earth to get her back’


      try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give one's all, make every effort, spare no effort, put oneself out

      strive, struggle, exert oneself, work hard, endeavour, try

      bend over backwards, do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, break one's neck, kill oneself

      North American

      do one's darnedest, do one's durnedest

      NZ Australian

      go for the doctor