An inferno blazes within an oven.
An example of an inferno is a huge wood-burning oven.
- hell or any place suggesting hell, usually characterized by great heat or flames
- [I-] that section of Dante's Divine Comedy which describes hell and the sufferings of the damned
Origin of infernoItalian from Classical Latin infernus: see infernal
- A place or condition suggestive of hell, especially with respect to human suffering or death: the inferno of battle.
- A place of fiery heat or destruction.
Origin of infernoItalian hell from Late Latin īnfernus ; see infernal .
inferno - Computer Definition
A distributed operating system from Vita Nuova Holdings Limited (www.vitanuova.com) that is a spin-off of the Plan 9 system developed at Bell Labs. Inferno uses fewer resources than Plan 9 and includes its own virtual machine (Dis) and concurrent programming language (Limbo). Inferno can also run on top of other operating systems, including Windows, Unix and Plan 9. See Plan 9 and distributed operating system.