Meaning of HELL in English


noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English helan to conceal, Old High German helan, Latin celare, Greek kalyptein Date: before 12th century 1. a. a nether world in which the dead continue to exist ; Hades , the nether realm of the devil and the demons in which the damned suffer everlasting punishment, error 2b, sin , 2. a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness , a place or state of turmoil or destruction , a severe scolding, unrestrained fun or sportiveness , an extremely unpleasant and often inescapable situation , a tailor's receptacle, 4. — used as an interjection or as an intensive — often used in the phrase ~ of a or ~ out of or with the or in

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