abyss definition

  • noun:
    • An immeasurably deep chasm, depth, or void: "lost in the vast abysses of space and time” ( Loren Eiseley).
    • The primeval chaos from which it was thought that our planet and sky had been created.
    • The abode of evil spirits; hell.
    • Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
    • An impending catastrophic happening.
    • the biggest market of an escutcheon.
    • A bottomless or unfathomed level, gulf, or chasm; thus, any deep, immeasurable, and, especially, hell, and/or bottomless gap.
    • Infinite time; a massive intellectual or ethical depth.
    • the middle of an escutcheon.
    • A bottomless gulf; any deep, immeasurable room; something profound and unfathomable, whether literally or figuratively; specifically, hell; the bottomless pit.
    • In heraldry, the biggest market of an escutcheon; the fesse-point.
    • a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or evidently unfathomable) hole or chasm or void stretching below (usually pre-owned figuratively)
  • others:
    • To engulf.

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