Heck vs. Hell

Heck vs. Hell — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Heck and Hell

Heckinterjunction

Used as a mild oath.

Hellnoun

often Hell The place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, often imagined as being presided over by Satan and his devils.

Hecknoun

An outstanding or noteworthy example

She has a heck of a lot of money.

Hellnoun

A state of separation from God; exclusion from God's presence.

Hecknoun

Used as an intensive

What the heck is going on?.

Hellnoun

The abode of the dead in any of various religious traditions, such as the Hebrew Sheol or the Greek Hades; the underworld.

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Heckinterjection

(euphemistic) Hell.

What the heck are you doing?

Hellnoun

A situation or place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction

"War is hell" (William Tecumseh Sherman).

Hecknoun

(euphemistic) Hell.

You can go to heck as far as I'm concerned.

Hellnoun

An extremely difficult experience; torment or anguish

went through hell on the job.

Hecknoun

The bolt or latch of a door.

Hellnoun

The spirits in hell or the powers of evil

All hell could not stop him.
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Hecknoun

A rack for cattle to feed at.

Hellnoun

(Informal) One that causes trouble, agony, or annoyance

The boss is hell when a job is poorly done.

Hecknoun

A door, especially one partly of latticework.

Hellnoun

A sharp scolding

gave the student hell for cheating.

Hecknoun

A latticework contrivance for catching fish.

Hellnoun

A tailor's receptacle for discarded material.

Hecknoun

(weaving) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.

Hellnoun

(Printing) A hellbox.

Hecknoun

A bend or winding of a stream.

Hellnoun

An outstanding or noteworthy example

You are one hell of a good cook.

Hecknoun

a euphemism for `hell';

Oh what the heck

Hellnoun

Used as an intensive

How the hell should I know?.

Hellnoun

Used for intensive effect in idioms such as beat the hell out of (someone) for beat (someone) very badly.

Hellnoun

(Archaic) A gambling house.

Hellverb

To behave riotously; carouse

out all night helling around.

Hellinterjunction

Used to express anger, disgust, or impatience.

Hellproper noun

In various religions, the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death

Some religious people believe that all the followers of the other religions go to hell.

Hellproper noun

The place where devils live and where sinners suffer after death

May you rot in hell!

Hellnoun

A place or situation of great suffering in life.

My new boss is making my job a hell.I went through hell to get home today.

Hellnoun

(countable) A place for gambling.

Hellnoun

(figuratively) An extremely hot place.

You don't have a snowball's chance in hell.

Hellnoun

Used as an intensifier in phrases grammatically requiring a noun

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.

Hellnoun

(obsolete) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.

Hellnoun

In certain games of chase, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.

Hellinterjection

Used to express discontent, unhappiness, or anger.

Oh, hell! I got another parking ticket.

Hellinterjection

Used to emphasize.

Hell, yeah!

Hellinterjection

Used to introduce an intensified statement following an understated one; nay; not only that, but.

[Do it, or, r]est assured, there will be no more Middle Eastern crisis – hell, there will be no more Middle East!

Hellverb

To add luster to, burnish (silver or gold).

Hellverb

(rare) To pour.

Hellnoun

any place of pain and turmoil;

the hell of battlethe inferno of the engine roomwhen you're alone Christmas is the pits

Hellnoun

a cause of difficulty and suffering;

war is hellgo to blazes

Hellnoun

(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment;

Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwella demon from the depths of the pit

Hellnoun

(religion) the world of the dead;

he didn't want to go to hell when he died

Hellnoun

violent and excited activity;

they began to fight like sin

Hellnoun

noisy and unrestrained mischief;

raising blazes