Associations to the word «Abyss»

Pictures for the word «Abyss»

Wiktionary

ABYSS, noun. Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABYSS, noun. (frequently figurative) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABYSS, noun. Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABYSS, noun. Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
ABYSS, noun. An impending catastrophic happening.
ABYSS, noun. (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.

Dictionary definition

ABYSS, noun. A bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively).

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope