July 26, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
abyss ˈbɪs/ noun

plural abysses

The man is staring into the abyss.
The man is staring into the abyss.
Learner's definition of ABYSS


: a hole so deep or a space so great that it cannot be measured

  • the ocean's abysses

  • I stood at the edge of the cliff and gazed down into the yawning/gaping abyss. [=chasm]

— often used figuratively

  • He says that there is a widening abyss between the rich and the poor.

  • She was pulled down into an abyss of despair.

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