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Abyss (an extremely deep hole) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun abyss

What does abyss mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abysses

  1. a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
    • examples: She was in an abyss of despair. | Call him an abyss - how deep he is! | One step further, and you will fall into an abyss. | He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. | It's a dark abyss or tunnel Strewn with stones like rowlock, gunwale, | Don't look into the abyss. Otherwise, the abyss will gaze into you. | There are no shortcuts to the peak, only to the abyss. | Defeated, the ex-champion fell into the abyss of despair | I'm alone standing at the tip of the slow-dying year, the universe breack in waves at my feet, planets whirl about my head, rumpling my hair in the wind that rushes by, whithout giving an answer that would fill the abyss. | Between me and my consciousness is an abyss.
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of abyss: abysm
    • more generic word: chasm = a deep opening in the earth's surface

Alternative definition of the noun abyss


  1. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
  2. Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
  3. [heraldry] The center of an escutcheon.


  1. Abyss: Chris J. Parks, better known by his ring name "The Monster" Abyss, is an American professional wrestler signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
  2. Abyss is a musical artist, musician.


  1. Abyss a.k.a. The Abyss was a Swedish black metal side-project from 1994-1998, by members of Swedish death metal band, Hypocrisy. They recorded two albums, The Other Side was the first album recorded in The Abyss studio.
  2. Abyss a.k.a. Atlantis Chronicles is a musical group.
  3. Abyss is a musical group.
  4. Abyss is a musical group.
    • albums: "The Reins of Horror", "Heretical Anatomy"
  5. Abyss is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Black Abyss, Mother Abyss, Tronus Abyss, Labyrinth of Abyss.


  1. Abyss is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. An alternate universe's counterpart of the character first appeared in X-Men Alpha, and the heroic Marvel Universe version of the character first appeared in Cable vol. 2, #40.
  2. Abyss is a fictional character that appears in Marvel Comics.


  1. "Abyss" is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by David Weddle and Jeffrey Lang. It is part of the Star Trek: Section 31 miniseries and forms an early part of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch, developing some of the characters and plot lines introduced in the preceding Avatar books 1 and 2.
    • also known as Star Trek: Section 31: Abyss, Abyss: Section 31
    • language: English Language
    • authors: David Weddle & Jeffrey Lang
    • character: Julian Bashir
    • genres: Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2001
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Abyss" is a book published in 2009 that was written by Troy Denning.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (6 years ago)
  3. "Abyss" is a book by Kate Wilhelm.
    • also known as "Abyss; two novellas"; Abyss Two Novellas
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1971
  4. "Abyss" is a book by C. P. Idyll.
    • also known as "Abyss: the deep sea and the creatures that live in it"; "Abyss, the deep sea and the creatures that live in it"
    • copyright: 1964


"Abyss" a.k.a. "The Abyss" is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. When an American submarine sinks in the Atlantic, the US search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Russian vessels to recover the ship. Deep in the ocean, they encounter a new and mysterious species.


"Abyss" is an adventure computer game released in 1984.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Cases Computer Simulations
  • genres: Adventure game, Action-adventure game, Educational game
  • publisher: Cases Computer Simulations
  • released in (31 years ago)


  1. "Abyss" is the fourth album by British heavy metal band Lionsheart, released by Metaledge Records on 24 June 2004.
  2. "Abyss" is a musical album of Apocalyptic Fire.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  3. "Abyss" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Abyss" is a musical album of Chelsea Wolfe.
    • released on
  5. "Abyss" is a musical album of Nailed to Obscurity.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "ABYSS" is a musical album of PASTEL GHOST.
    • released on
  7. "ABYSS" is a musical album of Asriel.
    • released on
  8. "Abyss" is a musical EP of Dies Natalis.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  9. "Abyss" is a musical album of Neptune's Inferno.
  10. "Abyss" is a musical single of Nasis & Ryme Tyme.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "Abyss" is a musical album of Jacques Schwarz-Bart.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  12. "Abyss" is a musical album of Chihiro Yamanaka.
    • released on (8 years ago)


Abyss is a steel roller coaster located at the Adventure World amusement park in Perth, Western Australia. The $12-million attraction was announced in April 2013, and construction began the following month. Six months later, the ride opened to the general public on 1 November 2013.


  1. Abyss: In religion, an abyss is a bottomless pit, or also a chasm that may lead to the underworld, the ocean floor or hell.
  2. Abyss: In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Abyss, or more fully, the Infinite Layers of the Abyss, is a chaotic evil-aligned plane of existence. It is one of a number of alignment-based Outer Planes that form part of the standard Dungeons & Dragons cosmology, used in the Planescape and Greyhawk campaign settings. The Abyss is also the name of one of the faith-based outer planes that form part of the Forgotten Realms cosmology. While the published 3rd-Edition source books indicate that the Abyss of the standard D&D cosmology is not the same plane as the Abyss of the Forgotten Realms cosmology, they are for all practical purposes identical.
  3. Abyss: In Thelemic mysticism, the Abyss is the great gulf or void between the phenomenal world of manifestation and its noumenal source.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abyss

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Google previewApocalyptic Bodies (2002)

The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image by Tina Pippin

The abyss is a place of difference - different from any other place.

Google previewQabalah (2002)

A Magical Primer by John Bonner

Whereas the Abyss is an actual part of the architecture of the Tree, the veils described here are perhaps more subjective...

The Abyss is the line of demarcation between the combined Atziluthic and Briatic worlds above and the worlds below.

Google previewCounterfeit Comforts (2016)

Freedom from the Imposters That Keep You from True Peace, Purpose and Passion by Robia Scott

The abyss is that place when you are no longer your old self, but not yet your new self either. It is an almost indefinable...

Google previewGodhead and the Nothing (2012)

by Thomas J. J. Altizer

Perhaps abyss is a true name of Spinoza's “God,” even as it is of that uniquely modern epiphany of God which Hegel could...

Google previewThe Fourfold (2015)

Reading the Late Heidegger by Andrew J. Mitchell

One must suffer the abyss, for as Heidegger writes, “ the abyss is the original essencing of the ground” (GA 65: 379/264, tm). As we have noted, ...

Google previewThe Cinema of James Cameron (2014)

Bodies in Heroic Motion by James Clarke

The Abyss is a film that celebrates technology and machines, of both human and non-human kinds. The fusion of nature and artifice showcased in the narrative of The Abyss provides it with a particular connection to Avatar. In 1985, during ...

Google previewNew Voices 9 (2006)

by Kate Sykes

For the soul, exploring the abyss is an adventure. How did Moses stay composed before the burning ...

Google previewDictionary of Figures in the Book of Revelation (2011)

by Ph. D. James E. Smith

Abyss Rev: A transliteration of a Greek term used 8x in NIV although in the second occurrence in 9:2 the Gk. abussos does not appear. The word means literally, “without bottom.” In the first two uses (9:1, 2) the term is part of a phrase that ...

Google previewDr Dale's Zombie Dictionary (2010)

The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive by Dr Dale Seslick

An abyss,as describedin theCollins dictionary,is a very deephole or chasm, and you most certainly wouldn't wanttoendup inoneof those during the days of the dead. Abyss, however, is also a very atmospheric word that can be used when you ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Gnosticism (2014)

by Andrew Phillip Smith

Abyss: The underworld, either related to or equivalent to (for example, in the * Tripartite Tractate) *Chaos, *Hades, and the outer darkness. The Abyss is often seen as preexisting the *demiurge. In the *Secret Book of John, five kings are set by ...

Google previewDictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling (1998)

by William Stewart

oo Abyss A deep or seemingly bottomless chasm; an immeasurable depth (abyss of despair). Although the word is not used in the ...

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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Scrabble value of A1B3Y4S1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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