Inferno

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inferno \In*fer"no\, noun [It. See {Infernal}.]

1. The infernal regions; hell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Hence: A raging fire. [PJC]

At each sudden explosion in the inferno below they sprang back from the brink [of the volcanic crater]. --D. C. Worcester. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

inferno

noun

1: any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits"; [syn: {hell}, {hell on earth}, {hellhole}, {snake pit}, {the pits}, {inferno}]

2: a very intense and uncontrolled fire [syn: {conflagration}, {inferno}]

3: (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"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson [syn: {Hell}, {perdition}, {Inferno}, {infernal region}, {nether region}, {pit}] [ant: {Heaven}]


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