Definition of Hades in English:

Hades

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Pronunciation: /ˈheɪdiːz
 
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Greek Mythology
1The underworld; the land of the spirits of the dead.
1.1The god of the underworld, one of the sons of Cronus. Also called Pluto.
1.2 informal Hell.
More example sentences
  • When I tried to help these patients my practice and my life descended into the equivalent of a medical Hades.
  • My life, also know as Hades, turned into hell when my mother passed away.
  • Andy, Markie, and Sarah all got in a Hades and warned Kevin not to shoot them.
Synonyms
hell, the underworld, the land/abode of the dead, the infernal regions, the netherworld, the nether regions, the abyss; eternal damnation, eternal punishment, perdition; BiblicalGehenna, Tophet, Abaddon; JudaismSheol; Greek MythologyTartarus, Acheron; Roman MythologyAvernus; Scandinavian MythologyNiflheim; Britishthe other place
literary the pit, the shades
archaic the lower world

Origin

from Greek Haidēs, of unknown origin.

Derivatives

Hadean

adjective
More example sentences
  • ‘It's been an article of faith that the Hadean period was a hellish time, but it's time to come up with a new name,’ he said.
  • You might wish to start in the Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to the present) and work back through time, or start with Hadean time (4.5 to 3.8 billion years ago) and journey forward to the present day.
  • The Hadean has also sometimes been called the Priscoan.

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