Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth. (noun)
An impending catastrophic happening. (noun)
The center of an escutcheon. (noun)
Examples of word abyss
I know the abyss is there, but the picket fence stops me stumbling in by accident.
Thu 10/29/09 3: 29 PM the abyss is the most UNDERRATED of his movies. its fabulous but no one ever remembers it
His body language and choice of words—he used the word "abyss" four times—betrayed a man humbled by a difficult struggle.
Drawing them back from the abyss is the real challenge that confronts us.
However, you cannot invariably sell that to the middle-class or lower-class Americans, and so the types instead, write about how all we need to do to get out of the abyss is become a more educated society.