from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of the netherworld and dispenser of earthly riches.
- n. Greek Mythology This netherworld kingdom, the abode of the shades of the dead.
- n. Hell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The god of the underworld and ruler of the dead, son of Cronus and Rhea, brother to Zeus, Poseidon
- proper n. the underworld, the domain of Hades, by transference from its god
- proper n. In the Septuagint Bible, the Greek translation of Sheol
- proper n. Hell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth: The lord of the lower world, a brother of Zeus, and the husband of Persephone (Proserpine).
- n. In the Greek New Testament and in the revised English version, the state or abode of the dead indefinitely: often taken as equivalent to purgatory, the intermediate state of the dead, or to hell. See hell.
- n. [lowercase] The infernal regions; hell.
- n. In zoology: A genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A genus of coleopterous insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
- n. (religion) the world of the dead
Greek Haidēs; see weid- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ᾍδης (Hāidēs). (Wiktionary)