- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃi.oʊl/, /ˈʃeɪ.oʊl/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃiː.əʊl/, /ˈʃeɪ.əʊl/
- (Old Testament) The realm of the dead, the common grave of mankind, Hell. In older English translations of the Bible, notably the Authorized Version or King James Bible, this word sheol is translated inconsistently and variously as grave (31 times), pit (3 times) or hell (31 times: e.g., De. 32:22; 2Sa. 22:6; Job 11:8; Ps. 9:17).