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Hell appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Baroque? Hell, just mix a dozen wacky pi fonts and you've got it. (49 letters)
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Hell appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Hell, it's a Toyota still, eh?
  • Hell! A spacecraft farce caps all, eh?
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Usage statistics for the noun hell:

conversational speech86.08%task-oriented speech13.92%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hell:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun hell and its most common antonym:


Hell is sometimes a misspelling of heel or helps.

The word hell is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hell

What does hell mean as a name of something?

Hell is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • hell: hells
  • Hell: Hells

  1. any place of pain and turmoil
  2. a cause of difficulty and suffering
    • example: war is hell
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of hell: blaze
    • more generic word: trouble = an event causing distress or pain
  3. (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
  4. (religion) the world of the dead
  5. noisy and unrestrained mischief

Alternative definition of the noun hell


  1. [countable, hyperbole] A place or situation of great suffering in life
  2. [countable] A place for gambling
  3. An extremely hot place
  4. Used as an intensifier in phrases grammatically requiring a noun

Other definitions of hell

What does hell also mean?


  1. [context: not polite] Used to express negative discontent
  2. [context: not polite] Used to emphasize


Who is Hell?

Hell a.k.a. Niklas Hellberg is a Swedish musician and producer, most known for his collaborations with punk rocker Thåström.

Phrases with Hell

Phrases starting with the word Hell:

  1. Hell No
  2. hell dust
  3. Hell Week
  4. hell-bent
  5. hell-kite
  6. hell to pay

Phrases ending with the word Hell:

  1. As Hell
  2. DLL hell
  3. The Hell
  4. From Hell
  5. like hell
  6. catch hell
  7. Go to Hell
  8. Oh My Hell
  9. raise hell
  10. As All Hell
  11. Bloody Hell
  12. Bullet hell
  13. Hot as Hell
  14. Living Hell

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hell

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Google previewLeaves of Healing (1901)

by John Alexander Dowie

Hell is an age-abiding place. — Luke 16:10-31. Once in...

Hell is a place of corrective forces. — Matthew 25:46. Hell is not...

Hell is the result of leaving God out of the affairs and relations oj life— Psalm 9: 15-18. To live without God is to find ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

HELISPHERIC—HELL. annular and total eclipses, have been reproduced in a similar way. See GALVANISM (Electrotype): PHOTOGRAPIHO ENGRAVING: PHOTOGRAPHY. HELISPHERIC, etc: see under HELICAL. HELIUM, n. hé'li-zim [ Gr.

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

hell all hell breaks loose there is sudden and complete (unpleasant) confusion, uproar etc: It was a quiet party until one guest punched someone, then all hell broke loose and within moments a fall' scale fight was in progress. [A quotation from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals... by Samuel Johnson

HELL. s. shelle, Sax. £6tle, Germ.] 1. The place of the devil and wicked souls. Cowley. a. The place of separate souls, whether good or bad.

Google previewThe Philosophical Dictionary (1802)

by Voltaire

HELL. . Wh E N men came to live in society, they couid not but perceive, that many evil doers escaped the severity of the laws: these could affect only open.

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Quotes about Hell

In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you. (Billie Holiday)
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Scrabble value of H4E1L1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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