- the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:8–24.
- any delightful region or abode; paradise.
- a state of perfect happiness or bliss.
- a town in N North Carolina.
- (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon,1897–1977, British statesman: prime minister 1955–57.
- Also called: Garden of Eden Old Testament the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
- a delightful place, region, dwelling, etc; paradise
- a state of great delight, happiness, or contentment; bliss
- Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897–1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935–38; 1940–45; 1951–55) and prime minister (1955–57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)
early 13c., “delightful place,” figurative use of the place described in Genesis, usually referred to Hebrew edhen “pleasure, delight,” but perhaps from Ugaritic base ‘dn and meaning “a place that is well-watered throughout” (see also Aden).