(noun, interjection)


1. (impolite, sometimes considered vulgar) Used to express discontent, unhappiness, or anger.

- Oh, hell! I got another parking ticket.

2. (impolite, sometimes considered vulgar) Used to emphasize.

- Hell, yeah!


1. any place of pain and turmoil

- the hell of battle

Similar word(s): hellhole, inferno

Definition categories: location, part, region

2. a cause of difficulty and suffering

- war is hell

Similar word(s): blaze

Definition categories: event, trouble

3. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

- Hell is paved with good intentions

Similar word(s): inferno, perdition, pit

Definition categories: thought

4. (religion) the world of the dead

Similar word(s): hades, netherworld, underworld

Definition categories: thought

5. noisy and unrestrained mischief

Similar word(s): blaze

Definition categories: act, devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan

Sentences with hell as a noun:

- My new boss is making my job a hell.

- I went through hell to get home today.

- 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?

- He says he's going home early? Like hell he is.