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Definition of Abyss

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yawning chasm, immeasurable void; something unfathomable; abode of the dead, hell
Abyss Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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profundum, vorago
Abyss Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The center of an escutcheon.
Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\a*byss"\ (&?;), n. [l. abyssus a bottomless gulf, fr. gr. &?; bottomless; 'a priv. + &?; depth, bottom.]
1. a bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit. ye powers and spirits of this nethermost abyss. the throne is darkness, in the abyss of light.
2. infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth. the abysses of metaphysical theology. in unfathomable abysses of disgrace.
3. (her.) the center of an escutcheon.
note: this word, in its leading uses, is associated with the cosmological notions of the hebrews, having reference to a supposed illimitable mass of waters from which our earth sprung, and beneath whose profound depths the wicked were punished. brit.

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Bottomless gulf.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ceufa = n. a gulf, an abyss
Dyllyr = n. the abyss
Noddyn = n. an abyss
WordNet 2.0

1. a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
(synonym) abysm
(hypernym) chasm
Abyss Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of looking into an abyss, means that you will be confronted by threats of seizure of property, and that there will be quarrels and reproaches of a personal nature which will unfit you to meet the problems of life.

For a woman to be looking into an abyss, foretells that she will burden herself with unwelcome cares. If she falls into the abyss her disappointment will be complete; but if she succeeds in crossing, or avoiding it, she will reinstate herself.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Abyss Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abyss may refer to:

  • Abyssal plain, a flat area on the ocean floor
  • Abyssal zone, a deep extent of the sea
  • Abyssinia (disambiguation), various uses, including an old name for Ethiopia
  • AUV Abyss, an autonomous underwater research vehicle

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Abyss Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
That volume of ocean lying below 300 fathoms from surface.
Abyss Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Star Wars Planeten
One star in the binary pair Byss and Abyss, which are both orbited by the desert planet Byss in an unusual, figure-eight pattern. [GG4]
Abyss Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Abyss [from Greek a not + byssos, bythos deep, depth] Bottomless, unfathomable; chaos, space, the watery abyss which becomes the field of manifestation or cosmos -- a concept found in all mythologies. With the Sumerians, Akkadians, and Babylonians the great Deep gave birth to Ea, the All-wise, unknowable infinite deity, while in the Chaldean cosmogony Tiamat, the female principle, is the imbodiment of chaos. The Abyss or chaos was the abode of cosmic wisdom. Egyptian cosmogony speaks of Nut as the celestial abyss while Scandinavian cosmogony tells of Ginnungagap (chasm of offspring of Ginn), the infinite void or the abyss of illusion (SD 1:367).