The Arabs offered the Nazis a haven, as well as a market for all their nefarious dealings in arms and black market currency.
But he decided to stay put and create a haven for secularists in his hostile hometown.
As Afghanistan becomes more and more unstable, it has once again become a haven for opium poppy growers.
Azaz had long been a haven for the Free Syrian Army whose Northern Storm Brigade had liberated the town in July 2012.
Lake Como, Italy has long been a haven for celebrities seeking reprieve from the spotlight.
With neatness and dispatch he guided the brig across the dangerous waters of the Atlantic and into her haven.
More than a haven for the weary, it is a hope for the brave.
We are now near our haven, and if that light is from the Needles another hour should take us there.
When he is wafted to a haven of rest, we will console each other.
But Providence warded off the blow, and our shipwreck has thrown us into a haven.
Old English hæfen "haven, port," from Old Norse höfn "haven, harbor" or directly from Proto-Germanic *hafno- (cf. Danish havn, Middle Low German havene, German Hafen), perhaps from PIE *kap- "to seize, hold contain" (see have) on notion of place that "holds" ships, but cf. also Old Norse haf, Old English hæf "sea" (see haff). Figurative sense of "refuge," now practically the only sense, is c.1200.
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.