- the underworld inhabited by departed souls.
- the god ruling the underworld; Pluto.
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Origin of Hades
OTHER WORDS FROM HadesHa·de·an [hey-dee-uhn, hey-dee-uhn], /heɪˈdi ən, ˈheɪ di ən/, adjective
Words nearby Hades
Example sentences 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
- the underworld abode of the souls of the dead
- Pluto, the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
Derived forms of HadesHadean (heɪˈdiːən, ˈheɪdɪən), adjective
Cultural 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.