Abyss

Definition of Abyss

A`byss´
n.1.A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
Ye powers and spirits of this nethermost abyss.
- Milton.
The throne is darkness, in the abyss of light.
- Dryden.
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.

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