* (Christianity) Hell
(en proper noun
In various religions, the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death
(Abrahamic religions, uncountable) The place where devils live and where sinners are tortured after death
- Do Muslims believe that all non-Muslims go to hell ?
* 1667 , John Milton, Paradise Lost
- May you rot in hell !
* 1916 , James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- Better to reign in Hell' than serve in ' Heaven .
- Hell is a strait and dark and foul-smelling prison, an abode of demons and lost souls, filled with fire and smoke.
* (euphemisms for Christian place for damned souls after death) Hades, heck, infernal region, inferno, netherworld, underworld
* (Mormonism) Spirit]] [[prison, Prison
* (sense) heaven
(countable, hyperbole) A place or situation of great suffering in life.
- My new boss is making my job a hell .
* 1879 , General William T. Sherman, commencement address at the Michigan Military Academy
- I went through hell to get home today.
(countable) A place for gambling.
* W. Black
- There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell .
* 1907 , (Joseph Conrad), The Secret Agent
- a convenient little gambling hell for those who had grown reckless
An extremely hot place.
(Used as an intensifier in phrases grammatically requiring a noun)
- You don't have a snowball's chance in hell .
- I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more.
- What the hell is wrong with you?
(obsolete) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.
- He says he's going home early? Like hell he is.
In certain games of chase, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.
* as hell
* forty minutes of hell
* hell and half of Georgia
* hell for leather
* hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
* hell on earth
* hell on wheels
* hell's delight
* hell to pay
* hell week
* like hell
* living hell
* no screaming hell
* the hell
* the hell out of
* the hell with it
* to hell with
* what the hell
- Oh, hell ! I got another parking ticket.
- Hell , yeah!
From (etyl) .
A Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.
- There are two wats near this village.
* 1996 , James Bissett Pratt, The Pilgrimage of Buddhism and a Buddhist Pilgrimage , page 194:
- Angkor Wat
- It would be a mistake, however, to emphasize the Hindu element in Cambodian Buddhism and Cambodian temples. At its greatest it is always a subordinate element and in most of the wats or temples it hardly appears at all,
A kind of stew or curry eaten in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Variation of what.
(informal, Internet, text messaging)