Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The abode of the dead in the Bible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The place of departed spirits: a transliteration of the Hebrew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The place of departed spirits; Hades; also, the grave.

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  • proper noun the realm of dead, the common grave of mankind, Hell. In older English translations of the Bible, notably the Authorized or King James Bible, this word is translated as grave or pit.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew šə’ôl.]

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From Hebrew שיול (sheol), meaning "abode of the dead".

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