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[n] noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"
[n] (colloquial) violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin"
[n] a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell"; "go to blazes"
[n] (in various religions) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to hell when he died"
[n] (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"
[n] any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";



Misc. Definitions

\Hell\, n. [AS. hell; akin to D. hel, OHG. hella, G. h["o]lle, Icel. hal, Sw. helfvete, Dan. helvede, Goth. halja, and to AS. helan to conceal. ???. Cf. {Hele}, v. t., {Conceal}, {Cell}, {Helmet}, {Hole}, {Occult}.]
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.
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.'' --Milton. 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) A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention. (b) A gambling house. ``A convenient little gambling hell for those who had grown reckless.'' --W. Black. (c) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type. --Hudibras. {Gates of hell}. (Script.) See {Gate}, n.,
\Hell\, v. t. To overwhelm. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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