Meaning of ABYSS
|Pronunciation: || ||u'bis|
| ||Definition:|| |
[n] a bottomless gulf or pit
ABYSS is a 5 letter word that starts with A.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||abysm|
| ||See Also:|| ||chasm|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
\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
Ye powers and spirits of this nethermost abyss.
The throne is darkness, in the abyss of light.
2. Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
The abysses of metaphysical theology. --Macaulay.
In unfathomable abysses of disgrace. --Burke.
3. (Her.) The center of an escutcheon.
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.
| ||Definition:|| ||an abyss is as deep as your fear of the hidden feelings inside of you or
of a situation that threatens your happiness. Falling in this abyss reflects
your despair and anxiety. Dreaming of an abyss will tell you that you need
to overcome your deepest fears and get rid of the obstacles in your way.|
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