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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively);
[syn: abyss, abysm]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abyss \A*byss"\, n. [L. abyssus a bottomless gulf, fr. Gr. ? bottomless; 'a priv. + ? depth, bottom.] 1. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit. [1913 Webster] Ye powers and spirits of this nethermost abyss. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The throne is darkness, in the abyss of light. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth. [1913 Webster] The abysses of metaphysical theology. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] In unfathomable abysses of disgrace. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) The center of an escutcheon. [1913 Webster] Note: This word, in its leading uses, is associated with the cosmological notions of the Hebrews, having reference to a supposed illimitable mass of waters from which our earth sprung, and beneath whose profound depths the wicked were punished. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abyss n 1: a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively) [syn: abyss, abysm]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "abyss": Bassalia, Gehenna, Sheol, Tophet, abysm, abyssal zone, arroyo, bathyal zone, benthos, bottom waters, bottomless depths, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crater, crevasse, crevice, cut, cwm, deep, deepness, defile, dell, depth, dig, diggings, dike, ditch, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gorge, groove, ground, gulch, gulf, gully, hades, hole, hollow, incision, inferno, inner space, joint, kloof, leak, mine, moat, netherworld, notch, nullah, ocean bottom, ocean depths, ocean floor, opening, pass, passage, pelagic zone, perdition, pit, profoundness, profundity, quarry, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, seam, shaft, slit, slot, split, the deep, the deep sea, the deeps, the depths, trench, underworld, valley, void, wadi, well, workings, yawning abyss