Definitions for infernoɪnˈfɜr noʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fer•noɪnˈfɜr noʊ(n.)(pl.)-nos.

  1. hell; the infernal regions.

  2. a place or region that resembles hell, esp. in intense heat.

Origin of inferno:

1825–35; < It < LL infernus hell, n. use of L infernus; see infernal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hell, hell on earth, hellhole, snake pit, the pits, inferno(noun)

    any place of pain and turmoil

    "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";

  2. conflagration, inferno(noun)

    a very intense and uncontrolled fire

  3. Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit(noun)

    (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"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

Wiktionary

  1. inferno(Noun)

    Hell-like place or situation.

  2. inferno(Noun)

    A large fire

  3. Origin: From inferno, from infernus, inferna; see infernal.

Freebase

  1. Inferno

    Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film, written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi and Alida Valli. The cinematography was by Romano Albani and Keith Emerson composed the film's thunderous musical score. The story concerns a young man's investigation into the disappearance of his sister, who had been living in a New York City apartment building that also served as a home for a powerful, centuries-old witch. A thematic sequel to Suspiria, the film is the second part of Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. The long-delayed concluding entry, The Mother of Tears, was released in 2007. All three films are partially derived from the concept of "Our Ladies of Sorrow" originally devised by Thomas de Quincey in his book Suspiria de Profundis. Unlike Suspiria, Inferno received a very limited theatrical release and the film was unable to match the box office success of its predecessor. While the initial critical response to the film was mostly negative, its reputation has improved considerably over the years. Kim Newman has called it "perhaps the most underrated horror movie of the 1980s." In 2005, the magazine Total Film named Inferno one of the 50 greatest horror films of all time.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Inferno

    the hell of Dante, represented as included in nine circles, of which the first six, constituting the uppermost hell, are occupied by those who cannot govern themselves yet have no mind to harm any one else, of which the seventh, constituting the mid-hell, is occupied by those who cannot govern their thoughts, and of which the eighth and ninth, constituting the nether hell, are occupied by those who have wilfully done harm to other people, those in the eighth in hot blood and those in the ninth or lowest in cold blood, the former in passion and the latter without passion, far down below the freezing-point. See Ruskin's "Fors Clavigera," more fully, and by way of authority for this.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hell(noun)

(according to some religions) the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death with much pain, misery etc.

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