Haven vs Haver - What's the difference?

haven | haver |


As verbs the difference between haven and haver

is that haven is to put into, or provide with a haven while haver is .

As a noun haven

is a harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.

haven

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
  • * Shakespeare
  • what shipping and what lading's in our haven
  • * Tennyson
  • their haven under the hill
  • (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 21 , author=Helen Pidd , title=Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Since its conception, the European Union has been a haven for those seeking refuge from war, persecution and poverty in other parts of the world.}}

    Synonyms

    * refuge * sanctuary * zoar

    Derived terms

    * tax haven

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put into, or provide with a haven.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    haver

    English

    Etymology 1

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British) To hem and haw
  • * 1988 , , Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 154
  • This didn't seem at all unlikely, but when I none the less havered , he insisted that his 'Egyptian fortune-teller' had confirmed it.
  • (Scotland), Usually haiver . To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter; talking nonsense; to babble
  • * 1988 ,
  • And if I haver''', yeah I know I’m gonna be / I’m gonna be the man who’s '''havering to you.
  • * 2004 James Campbell, "Boswell and Mrs. Miller", in The Genius of Language (ed. Wendy Lesser), page 194
  • She havers on about her "faither" and "mirra" and the "wee wean," her child, and "hoo i wiz glaiket but bonny forby."

    Etymology 2

    .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect) The cereal oats.
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who has, possesses etc.
  • * 1608 ,
  • It is held / That valour is the chiefest virtue, and / Most dignifies the haver : if it be, / The man I speak of cannot in the world / Be singly counterpoised.
    Synonyms
    * holder * possessor ----