1. [ noun ] (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
Synonyms: Inferno infernal_region nether_region the_pit perdition

: "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton "a demon from the depths of the pit"

Related terms: Heaven imaginary_place hellfire Gehenna Christianity
2. [ interjection ] interjection, expressing anger
Synonyms: goddamn goddammit goddamit Krist dammit sonuvabitch
3. [ noun ] any place of pain and turmoil
Synonyms: the_pits inferno hellhole snake_pit hell_on_earth

: "the hell of battle" "the inferno of the engine room" "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";

Related terms: region
4. [ noun ] (in various religions) the world of the dead
Synonyms: underworld Hades netherworld Scheol infernal_region Hel

"he didn't want to go to hell when he died"

Related terms: imaginary_place Cocytus Acheron Lethe Styx religion
5. [ noun ] (colloquial) violent and excited activity
Synonyms: sin

"they began to fight like sin"

Related terms: activity colloquialism
6. [ noun ] a cause of difficulty and suffering
Synonyms: blaze

"war is hell" "go to blazes"

Related terms: trouble
7. [ noun ] (law) noisy and unrestrained mischief
Synonyms: blaze

"raising blazes"

Related terms: mischief
Similar spelling:   hello