ALL meanings of abyss

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  • countable noun abyss An abyss is a very deep hole in the ground. 3
  • countable noun abyss If someone is on the edge or brink of an abyss, they are about to enter into a very frightening or threatening situation. 3
  • countable noun abyss A very great difference between two people, things, or groups can be referred to as an abyss. 3
  • noun abyss a very deep or unfathomable gorge or chasm 3
  • noun abyss anything that appears to be endless or immeasurably deep, such as time, despair, or shame 3
  • noun abyss hell or the infernal regions conceived of as a bottomless pit 3
  • noun abyss a deep fissure in the earth; bottomless gulf; chasm 3
  • noun abyss anything too deep for measurement; profound depth 3
  • noun abyss the ocean depths 3
  • noun abyss the primeval void or chaos before the Creation 3
  • noun abyss a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm. 1
  • noun abyss anything profound, unfathomable, or infinite: the abyss of time. 1
  • noun abyss the primal chaos before Creation. the infernal regions; hell. a subterranean ocean. 1
  • noun abyss A deep or seemingly bottomless chasm. 1
  • noun abyss chasm, large gap 1
  • noun abyss sthg very deep 1
  • noun abyss Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean. 0
  • noun abyss (frequently figuratively) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space. 0
  • noun abyss Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound. 0
  • noun abyss Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth. 0
  • noun abyss An impending catastrophic happening. 0
  • noun abyss (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon. 0
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