Hell

Definition of Hell

n.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.
3.A place where outcast persons or things are gathered
Gates of hell
(Script.) See Gate, n., 4.
v. t.1.To overwhelm.

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