Pronunciation: (hā'dēz), [key]
1. Class. Myth.
a. the underworld inhabited by departed souls.
b. the god ruling the underworld; Pluto.
2. (in the Revised Version of the New Testament) the abode or state of the dead.
3. (often l.c.) hell.
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