Definition of Hell

1. Noun. Any place of pain and turmoil. "When you're alone Christmas is the pits"

Exact synonyms: Hell On Earth, Hellhole, Inferno, Snake Pit, The Pits
Generic synonyms: Part, Region
Derivative terms: Infernal

2. Noun. A cause of difficulty and suffering. "Go to blazes"
Exact synonyms: Blaze
Generic synonyms: Trouble

3. Noun. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment. "Hell is paved with good intentions"
Exact synonyms: Infernal Region, Inferno, Nether Region, Perdition, Pit
Generic synonyms: Fictitious Place, Imaginary Place, Mythical Place
Specialized synonyms: Gehenna, Tartarus, Hellfire, Red Region
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Antonyms: Heaven
Derivative terms: Infernal

4. Noun. (religion) the world of the dead. "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"

5. Noun. Violent and excited activity. "They began to fight like sin"
Exact synonyms: Sin
Generic synonyms: Activity
Language type: Colloquialism

6. Noun. Noisy and unrestrained mischief. "Raising blazes"

Definition of Hell

1. n. The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.

2. v. t. To overwhelm.

Definition of Hell

1. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of hell) Place of suffering for sinners. ¹

2. Proper noun. Any of various towns so named. ¹

3. Proper noun. In various religions, the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death ¹

4. Proper noun. (Christianity uncountable) The place where devils live and where sinners are punished after death ¹

5. Noun. (countable hyperbole) A place or situation of great suffering in life ¹

6. Noun. A place for gambling ¹

7. Noun. An extremely hot place ¹

8. Noun. (non-gloss definition Used as an intensifier in phrases grammatically requiring a noun) ¹

9. Interjection. (context: not polite) Used to express negative discontent ¹

10. Interjection. (context: not polite) Used to emphasize ¹

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Definition of Hell

1. to behave raucously [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hell

1. 1. The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades. "He descended into hell." (Book of Common Prayer) "Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell." (Ps. Xvi. 10) 2. The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish. "Within him hell." "It is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell." (Shak) 3. A place where outcast persons or things are gathered; as: A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention. A gambling house. "A convenient little gambling hell for those who had grown reckless." . A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type. Gates of hell. See Gate. Origin: AS. Hell; akin to D. Hel, OHG. Hella, G. Holle, Icel. Hal, Sw. Helfvete, Dan. Helvede, Goth. Halja, and to AS. Helan to conceal. Cf. Hele, Conceal, Cell, Helmet, Hole, Occult. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hell

helium variable
helium variables
helix-coil transition
helix-loop-helix motifs
helix-turn-helix motifs
helix (snails)
helix angle
helix destabilising protein
helix loop helix
helix turn helix
hell (current term)
hell's bells
hell's teeth
hell and half of Georgia

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