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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 he'll /ˈhi(ə)l, ˈhɪl, il, ɪl/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 on earth, hellhole,
            snake pit, the pits, inferno]
      2: a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell"; "go to
         blazes" [syn: blaze]
      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" [syn: perdition,
          Inferno, infernal region, nether region, the pit]
         [ant: Heaven]
      4: (religion) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to
         hell when he died" [syn: Hel, Hades, infernal region,
          netherworld, Scheol, underworld]
      5: violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin"
         [syn: sin]
      6: noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes" [syn: blaze]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    derived from the Saxon helan, to cover; hence the covered or the
    invisible place. In Scripture there are three words so rendered:
      (1.) Sheol, occurring in the Old Testament sixty-five times.
    This word sheol is derived from a root-word meaning "to ask,"
    "demand;" hence insatiableness (Prov. 30:15, 16). It is rendered
    "grave" thirty-one times (Gen. 37:35; 42:38; 44:29, 31; 1 Sam.
    2:6, etc.). The Revisers have retained this rendering in the
    historical books with the original word in the margin, while in
    the poetical books they have reversed this rule.
      In thirty-one cases in the Authorized Version this word is
    rendered "hell," the place of disembodied spirits. The
    inhabitants of sheol are "the congregation of the dead" (Prov.
    21:16). It is (a) the abode of the wicked (Num. 16:33; Job
    24:19; Ps. 9:17; 31:17, etc.); (b) of the good (Ps. 16:10; 30:3;
    49:15; 86:13, etc.).
      Sheol is described as deep (Job 11:8), dark (10:21, 22), with
    bars (17:16). The dead "go down" to it (Num. 16:30, 33; Ezek.
    31:15, 16, 17).
      (2.) The Greek word hades of the New Testament has the same
    scope of signification as sheol of the Old Testament. It is a
    prison (1 Pet. 3:19), with gates and bars and locks (Matt.
    16:18; Rev. 1:18), and it is downward (Matt. 11:23; Luke 10:15).
      The righteous and the wicked are separated. The blessed dead
    are in that part of hades called paradise (Luke 23:43). They are
    also said to be in Abraham's bosom (Luke 16:22).
      (3.) Gehenna, in most of its occurrences in the Greek New
    Testament, designates the place of the lost (Matt. 23:33). The
    fearful nature of their condition there is described in various
    figurative expressions (Matt. 8:12; 13:42; 22:13; 25:30; Luke
    16:24, etc.). (See HINNOM.)