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We found 38 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word ordeal:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. ordeal: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. ordeal: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. ordeal: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. ordeal: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. ordeal: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. ordeal: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. ordeal: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Ordeal: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. ordeal: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. ordeal: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. ordeal: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Ordeal, ordeal: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. ordeal: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. ordeal: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. ordeal: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Ordeal (autobiography), Ordeal (horse), Ordeal, The Ordeal (film), The Ordeal: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Ordeal: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. ordeal: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. ordeal: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. ordeal: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. ordeal: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. Ordeal: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  23. Ordeal: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  24. ordeal: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. ordeal: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. ordeal: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. ordeal: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. ordeal: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ORDEAL: The Britannia Lexicon (Middle Ages Glossary) [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  2. ORDEAL: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  3. ordeal: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ordeal: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ordeal: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ordeal: Anthropology dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ORDEAL: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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noun:  a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
noun:  a severe or trying experience

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