Haven vs Null - What's the difference?

haven | null |

As nouns the difference between haven and null

is that haven is a harbour or anchorage protected from the sea while null is zero, nil; the cardinal number before einn.

As a verb haven

is to put into, or provide with a haven.




(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.}}


    * refuge * sanctuary * zoar

    Derived terms

    * tax haven


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

    * ----




    (en noun)
  • A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
  • Zero]] quantity of [[expression, expressions; nothing.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • Something that has no force or meaning.
  • (computing) the ASCII or Unicode character (), represented by a zero value, that indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.
  • (computing) the attribute of an entity that has no valid value.
  • Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null .
  • One of the beads in nulled work.
  • (statistics) null hypothesis
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no validity, "null and void"
  • insignificant
  • * 1924 , Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove :
  • In proportion as we descend the social scale our snobbishness fastens on to mere nothings which are perhaps no more null than the distinctions observed by the aristocracy, but, being more obscure, more peculiar to the individual, take us more by surprise.
  • absent or non-existent
  • (mathematics) of the null set
  • (mathematics) of or comprising a value of precisely zero
  • (genetics, of a mutation) causing a complete loss of gene function, amorphic.
  • Derived terms

    * nullity


    (en verb)
  • to nullify; to annul
  • (Milton)

    See also

    * nil ----