- the underworld inhabited by departed souls.
- the god ruling the underworld; Pluto.
Origin of Hades
Related formsHa·de·an [hey-dee-uh n, hey-dee-uh n] /heɪˈdi ən, ˈheɪ di ən/, adjective
Definition for hades (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), had·ed, had·ing.
Origin of hade
Examples from the Web for hades
On one level “The Zone of Interest” is a love story set in the heart of Hades.
Persephone snacked on pomegranate seeds in Hades and now our gas bills rocket in January.
A modern steamship might have borne Ulysses to Hades,—but it would never have brought him back, as his own ship did.
I have a chance to finish the first part of my book to-day, and save myself from Hades; and here I am writing to you—just a line.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
The soldier seemed asleep, and Edward slept too, weary enough to have slept in Hades.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
To assuage the grief of the sorrowing mother Hades agreed to give her back to Earth for half the year.The Christ|John Eleazer Remsburg
We will lay the bones in a golden urn, in two layers of fat, against the time when I shall myself go down into the house of Hades.The Iliad|Homer
British Dictionary definitions for hades (1 of 2)
- the underworld abode of the souls of the dead
- Pluto, the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
Derived FormsHadean (heɪˈdiːən, ˈheɪdɪən), adjective
British Dictionary definitions for hades (2 of 2)
Word Origin for hade
Culture definitions for hades
[Roman name Pluto]
The Greek and Roman god of the underworld and the ruler of the dead. Also called Dis. The underworld itself was also known to the Greeks as Hades.