The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Inferno
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inferno \In*fer"no\, n. [It. See Infernal.]
     1. The infernal regions; hell.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. Hence: A raging fire.
              At each sudden explosion in the inferno below they
              sprang back from the brink [of the volcanic crater].
                                                    --D. C.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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,
      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:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "inferno":
     Abaddon, Gehenna, Hades, Naraka, Pandemonium, Sheol, Tophet,
     Torrid Zone, abyss, avichi, blazes, conflagration, equator,
     furnace, hades, hell, holocaust, infernal regions, jahannan, limbo,
     lower world, nether world, netherworld, oven, perdition, pit,
     place of torment, purgatory, shades below, steam bath, subtropics,
     the abyss, the bottomless pit, the grave, the pit, tropics,

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229