Do Muslims believe that all non-Muslims go to hell?
When you experience a time of great sadness, misery, suffering and misfortune, this is an example of a time when you are said to be in hell.
When you go to a miserable, unpleasant place to be, this is an example of a time when you might say you are in hell.
An example of hell is the place where you go in the Christian religion if you are an unrepentant sinner.
Gave the student hell for cheating.
Out all night helling around.
My new boss is making my job a hell.
I went through hell to get home today.
You don't have a snowball's chance in hell.
I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more.
What the hell is wrong with you?
He says he's going home early? Like hell he is.
Oh, hell! I got another parking ticket.
- For no particular reason; on a whim:Walked home by the old school for the hell of it.
- Damaging or destructive to:Driving in a hilly town is hell on the brakes.
- Unpleasant to or painful for.
- Troubles or difficulties of whatever magnitude:We're staying, come hell or high water.
- Great trouble:If we're wrong, there'll be hell to pay.
- Used as an intensive:He ran like hell to catch the bus.
- Used to express strong contradiction or refusal:He says he's going along with us—Like hell he is!.
- A long distance away:Drove to hell and gone and still couldn't find a diner.
- Far and wide:Friends scattered to hell and gone.
- Into the next world:The bomb blew the truck to hell and gone.
- Used to express contempt for or dismissal of someone or something.
- very much aa hell of a good ale.
- extraordinary, outrageous, terrible, etc.A hell of a thing to say to one's grandparent.
- as can be; to the highest degree; extremely
- to be very difficult or painful for
- to be very strict or severe with
- to be very destructive or damaging to
- to receive a severe scolding, punishment, etc.
- for no serious reason or purpose
- to scold, punish, etc. someone severely
- terrible results or severe penalties
- very bad; awful
- very much
- very fast; quickly
- an exclamation indicating exasperation or anger over (something)
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hell
- Middle English helle from Old English kel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English helle, from Old English hel, hell, helle (“nether world, abode of the dead, hell”), from Proto-Germanic *haljō (“nether world, concealed place”), from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (“to cover, conceal, save”). Cognate Dutch hel (“hell”), German Hölle (“hell”), Swedish helvete (“hell”), Icelandic hel (“the abode of the dead, death”). Also related to the Hel of Germanic mythology. See also hele.