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

  • n. The abode of the dead in the Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Hebrew šə'ôl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew שיול (sheol), meaning "abode of the dead". (Wiktionary)

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