ETYM Old Eng. heven, hefen, heofen, AS. heofon.
1. Paradise, especially in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
2. Any state of paradise or perfection.
The abode of God and the angels and the souls of those who have gained salvation.
In Christianity and some other religions, the abode of God and the destination of the virtuous after death. In Islam, heaven is seen as a paradise of material delights, though such delights are generally accepted as being allegorical.
In traditional Christian teaching, the human body is reunited with the soul in heaven after the Last Judgment. Theologians now usually describe it as a place or state in which the soul experiences the full reality of God.