• WordNet 3.6
    • n Eden a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man)
    • n Eden any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A 17th-century Swedish philologist claimed that in the Garden of Eden God spoke Swedish, Adam spoke Danish, and the serpent spoke French.
    • n Eden The garden where Adam and Eve first dwelt; hence, a delightful region or residence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Eden In the Bible, the name of the garden which was the first home of Adam and Eve: often, though not in the English version of the Bible, called Paradise.
    • n Eden A region mentioned in the Bible, the people of which were subdued by the Assyrians. It is supposed to have been in northwestern Mesopotamia (2 Ki. xix. 12; Isa. xxxvii. 12).
    • n Eden Figuratively, any delightful region or place of residence. Also Aden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eden ē′den the garden where Adam and Eve lived: a paradise
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  • Robert Browning
    “Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I.”
  • John Milton
    “These two imparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    “Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. ēden, delight, pleasure; also, a place of pleasure, Eden
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. ēden, delight, pleasure.


In literature:

You may as well send Mr. Eden down.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
Mr. Eden is appointed Ambassador from England to Madrid.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
"The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn" by Harry Collingwood
You and your ancestors were always enemies with the Edens.
"The Black Tor" by George Manville Fenn
The first promise, given at the gate of Eden, contained the Gospel as a seed contains the tree.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
On this occasion he resolved not to leave Eden in Blackall's power.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
And Adam dwelt alone in Eden.
"The Secret of the Creation" by Howard D. Pollyen
Eden is a district of Mesopotamia, and the happy garden, called Paradise, is situated in the east of Eden.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
I suppose Eden has told you he's just come over.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
I was the first white woman in Eden Prairie.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various

In poetry:

And something flowerier than flowers
And dewier than dew
Foreboded uncreated Eve,
Thrilled Eden through and through.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
We share our primal parents' fate,
And, in our turn and day,
Look back on Eden's sworded gate
As sad and lost as they.
"A Lay Of Old Time" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Why search the wide world everywhere
For Eden's unknown ground?
That garden of the primal pair
May nevermore be found.
"Garden" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For lightly, 'mid the wreck of all,
When torn from Eden's bowers,
Above the billows of the fall
Floated gentle flowers:
"Infant Christ, With Flowers" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Behind you lie your cheerful homes,
And all of sweet or fair,--
The only remnants earth has left
Of Eden-life, are there.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Eden's smile my vineyard wore,
Flowers bloomed, a goodly store;
Handsome youth and ugly maid--
This was never seen before!
"Charm Verses" by Anonymous European

In news:

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden -- and ended with a story about fighting his wife over the thermostat setting.
An open house in honor of the 65th wedding anniversary of Milt and Bunny Zenk, formerly of Fairmont, will be noon-4 pm at their home in Eden Prairie.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's been fined $5,250 by the NFL for wearing a message on his uniform promoting Ray Guy for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Mary Eden is a key prosecution witness.
Bonnie Meyer Application Engineer Stratasys Inc Eden Prairie, Minn. Edited by ?Leslie Gordon.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson has been picked as the Minnesota Vikings Community Man of the Year for 2012.
Police are investigating after three people were shot in Eden early Sunday.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For the Minnesota Vikings to maintain their winning record in the second half of the season, the passing game must improve.
Considering the state of the sediment-filled mouth of the White Salmon River right now, though, makes it hard for anglers like Ken Taylor to imagine it ever returning to the angler 's Eden it once was before the removal of the Condit Dam.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will likely be without wide receiver Percy Harvin again this weekend because of his sprained left ankle .
Now there is Underwater Eden, a book edited by the Aquarium 's Greg Stone, that chronicles the story of how conservationists, businesses and governments worked together to save one of the last truly wild places on earth.
Eden Students Participate in Soapfest's Art-4- Autism .
Actress Jennifer Lopez arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 63rd Cannes international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France Thursday, May 20, 2010.
Eden Micael wears a playful frock by Rojas on Melrose Avenue .
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For people who drive US Highway 169 in the south metro it's a wish come true.

In science:

Sutner, Linear cel lular automata and the Garden-of-Eden, Math.
Difference between minimum light numbers of sigma-game and lit-only sigma-game
In their studies first the atomic structure of the film at time t is calculated using a Eden type growth model.
Magnetic Nanostructures
The atomic nanostructures corresponding to the magnetic domain structures are also shown and were obtained using an Eden growth model, for details see Jensen et al..
Magnetic Nanostructures
Figure 41: (left) Film nanostructures using Eden type growth model, (black: uncovered surface, grey (light) to first layer atoms, dark to first layer atoms); (right) corresponding resulting magnetic domains and their dependence on film thickness. (black: uncovered surf., grey: two opposite magnetic directions).
Magnetic Nanostructures
Bu = { ut 0 | 0 ≤ t ≤ n} for some n ∈ N which may be 0 – if u is a “garden of Eden”.
Zigzags in Turing machines