Acheron

[ ak-uh-ron ]
/ ˈæk əˌrɒn /

noun

Classical Mythology. a river in Hades over which Charon ferried the souls of the dead.
the infernal regions; hell; Hades.

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for acheron

British Dictionary definitions for acheron

Acheron
/ (ˈækəˌrɒn) /

noun Greek myth

one of the rivers in Hades over which the souls of the dead were ferried by CharonCompare Styx
the underworld or Hades
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012