from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extremely unpleasant or painful condition or place.
- n. Hell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A location near Jerusalem in the valley of Gehenna where children were burned alive as sacrifice.
- n. A hellish place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place lying east or southeast of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place situated at the southeastern extremity of Gehenna, or Valley of Hinnom, to the south of Jerusalem.
Middle English, from Hebrew tōpet, a place where children were burned in sacrifice; see wtp in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew תופת. (Wiktionary)