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Definition of the noun abysm

What does abysm mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abysms

  1. a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of abysm: abyss
    • more generic word: chasm = a deep opening in the earth's surface

Alternative definition of the noun abysm


  1. An abyss; a gulf, a chasm, a very deep hole


Abysm is a musical group.

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Google previewShelley and the Romantic Imagination (2007)

A Psychological Study by Thomas R. Frosch

The Abysm is an unconscious that Shelley seeks to keep unconscious. Asia celebrates Prometheus for revealing secrets to human beings and for making available the power "Hidden beneath the mountains and the waves" (71), but in ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

ABYSM Adam (v, b) Nico (g) Matty (b) Vaughn (d) Abysm is a Darwin black metal band, with elements of thrash, death and doom. Various members also perform ...

Google previewHaving Fun with Words of Wit and Wisdom (2009)

In 3,401 Quotations from Writers Across the Ages from the Prophets in the Bible to Barack Obama Words You're by Tom McMorrow

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After [abysm is a variant of abyss , a gulf, cf. Shakespeare's “The abysm of hell” – Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, sc. 2] Zoophyte – (“Zo-o-fite”) The delight of any sci-fi movie producer, ...

Google previewGleanings of truth, by the author of 'Leaves of knowledge' [signed C.D.]. (1842)

by C. D

waters ; since here is displayed the sublime Falls of Niagara, " precipitated down whose abysm is the overplus of four immense inland seas :" whilst again, throughout a large portion of the river's course, its banks are covered to the water's ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Abysm and abyss may designate the bottomless gulf or cavity of ancient cosmogonies and both have been applied to hell when ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Abysm, abizm′,n.aformof Abyss.—adj.Abys′mal, bottomless: unending.—adv. Abysm′ally.[O. Fr. abisme, from Lat. abyssimus, superl. of abyssus, bottomless.] ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary (2011)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler, F. G. Fowler, David Crystal

[ABYSM + '-AL abyss, n. The rimal chaos, bowels of the earth, lower worl ; a. bottomless chasm, deep gorge; depth (a. of light). [Earlier abime, abysme, f. F see ABYSM, later corrected after L abyssus f. Gk abussos bottomless] aby'ssal, a.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016)

by David Crystal

spabutting' aby v о"boI spabide" abysm п spabisme* Аcademe ...

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

whisk abolitionism absolutism abysm academism accidentalism achromatism actinism aestheticism Africanism agnosticism agonism agrarianism agriculturism alcoholism alien ism altruism Americanism anachronism anarchism anathematism ...

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Abysm Meaning

Video shows what abysm means. Hell; the infernal pit; the great deep; the primal chaos.. An abyss; a gulf, a chasm, a very deep hole.. abysm pronunciation.

Quotes about Abysm

The flabby wine-skin of his brain
Yields to some pathologic strain,
And voids from its unstored abysm
The driblet of an aphorism. (Ambrose Bierce)
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Scrabble value of A1B3Y4S1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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