Synonyms of heaven in English:


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See Spanish definition of cielo


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
Christian Church the New Jerusalem
Hinduism Swarga
Greek Mythology Roman Mythology Elysium, the Elysian Fields, the Islands of the Blessed
Scandinavian Mythology Valhalla

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, utopia, idyll, nirvana, Eden, Shangri-La
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
    informal 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 wrapped
    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
    informal 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 informal do one's darnedest, do one's durnedest
    Australian, New Zealand informal go for the doctor