Definition of Abysm

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

Exact synonyms: Abyss
Generic synonyms: Chasm
Derivative terms: Abysmal, Abyssal



Definition of Abysm

1. n. An abyss; a gulf.

Definition of Abysm

1. Noun. (context: poetic) An abyss; a gulf, a chasm, a very deep hole ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abysm

1. an abyss [n -S] - See also: abyss

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abysm

abvolt
abvolts
abwatt
abwatts
aby
abydocomist
abydocomists
abye
abyed
abyeing
abyes
abying
abyme
abymes
abys
abysm (current term)
abysmal
abysmally
abysms
abyss
abyssal
abyssal fish
abyssal plain
abyssal zone
abysses
abysslike
abyssomicin
abyssomicins
abyssopelagic
abzyme

Literary usage of Abysm

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Both abysm and abyss were in use in the 14th century for the void believed in ... Abyss has continued in vigorous use; abysm might well have become obsolete ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1843)
"A BRIEF GLANCE INTO THE'abysm OF TIME.'—Very few persons probably are aware that contemporaneous with the ' Spectator,1 as it came out in numbers, ..."

3. The Ancient Landmark: A Kentucky Romance by Elizabeth Cherry Waltz (1905)
"... SEVENTEEN IN THE DARK BACKGROUND AND abysm OF TIME BACK and forth as the dust flew on the white roads, as the corn grew tall and the summer waned, ..."

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