abysm

  • 1 Abysm — A*bysm , n. [OF. abisme; F. abime, LL. abyssimus, a superl. of L. abyssus; Gr. ?. See {Abyss}.] An abyss; a gulf. The abysm of hell. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 abysm — (n.) bottomless gulf, greatest depths, now chiefly poetic, c.1300, from O.Fr. abisme (Mod.Fr. abîme), from V.L. *abyssimus (source of Sp., Port. abismo), which represents either a superlative of L. abyssus or a formation on analogy of Greek… …

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  • 3 abysm — *gulf, chasm, abyss …

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  • 4 abysm — [ə biz′əm] n. [OFr abisme < ML abysmus, altered after suffix ismus (see ISM) < L abyssus: see ABYSS] Old Poet. an abyss …

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  • 5 abysm — noun Etymology: Middle English abime, from Anglo French abisme, modification of Late Latin abyssus Date: 14th century abyss < the dark backward and abysm of time Shakespeare > …

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  • 6 abysm — /euh biz euhm/, n. an abyss. [1250 1300; ME abi(s)me < MF abisme < VL *abyssimus, a neologistic pseudo superl. of LL abyssus ABYSS] * * * …

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  • 7 abysm — noun /əˈbɪzəm/ An abyss; a gulf, a chasm, a very deep hole …

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  • 8 abysm — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something of immeasurable and vast extent: abyss, chasm, deep, depth (often used in plural), gulf. See HIGH …

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  • 9 abysm — a·bysm || É™ bɪzÉ™m n. abyss, yawning chasm, immeasurable void; something unfathomable; abode of the dead, hell …

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  • 10 abysm — [ə bɪz(ə)m] noun literary an abyss. Origin ME: from OFr. abisme, med. L. abysmus, alt. of late L. abyssus bottomless pit …

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  • 11 abysm — a•bysm [[t]əˈbɪz əm[/t]] n. an abyss • Etymology: 1250–1300; < MF abisme …

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  • 12 abysm — /əˈbɪzəm/ (say uh bizuhm) noun Poetic an abyss. {Middle English abi(s)me, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *abyssimus, superlative of Latin abyssus abyss} …

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  • 13 abysm — noun a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively) • Syn: ↑abyss • Derivationally related forms: ↑abysmal, ↑abyssal (for: ↑abyss) • …

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  • 14 gulf — gulf, chasm, abysm, abyss basically denote a hollow place of vast width and depth in the earth. Gulf and chasm suggest a depth which, though vast, is still measurable; abysm and abyss suggest immeasurable depth. Gulf is the most general term and… …

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  • 15 The Chasm — es una banda mexicana de death metal, que reside en Chicago desde 2000. Sus composiciones, además de versar sobre los temas convencionales del death metal, están inspiradas en motivos místicos y mitológicos. La banda se formó con los principales… …

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  • 17 abyss — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. abysm, deep, depth[s], gulf, chasm, [bottomless] pit, chaos, hell. See interval. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pit, chasm, void, depths; see depth 2 , hole 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. depth, chasm …

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  • 18 gulf — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. arm (of the sea), bay; chasm, abyss; rift, gap, separation, void, crevasse, pit, deep. See interval, water. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Chasm] Syn. abyss, abysm, depth; see ravine . 2. [An arm of the sea]… …

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  • 19 abysmal — (adj.) 1650s, formed in English from ABYSM (Cf. abysm) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Weakened sense of extremely bad is first recorded 1904, perhaps from abysmal ignorance (suggestive of its depth ), an expression attested from 1847. Related: Abysmally …

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  • 20 Abime — A*bime or Abyme A*byme , n. [F. ab[^i]me. See {Abysm}.] A abyss. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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