the first part of Dante 's poem TheDivine Comedy, in which he is led through different parts of hell. The phrase "Dante's Inferno" is sometimes used to describe a place where there is a lot of fire, destruction etc:
• When the bombing finally stopped, the city looked like Dante's Inferno.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.