What does abyssal mean?

Definitions for abyssaləˈbɪs əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abyssal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abyssal(adj)

    relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters

  2. abysmal, abyssal, unfathomable(adj)

    resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable

    "the abyssal depths of the ocean"


  1. abyssal(Adjective)

    Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable.

  2. abyssal(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the ocean depths, especially below 2000 metres (6500 ft): abyssal zone

  3. Origin: * First attested in the 1690's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abyssal(adj)

    belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable

  2. Origin: [Cf. Abysmal.]


  1. Abyssal

    Abyssal is an EP by the Japanese screamo band Envy. Abyssal likens itself with Insomniac Doze's more atmospheric sound. Recorded and mixed at Bazooka Higashinakano, Spring 2007. Mastered at Parasight Mastering. Includes booklet with lyrics in both Japanese & English.

Editors Contribution

  1. abyssal

    I'm not sure my previous comment was posted; the origin of the word is the Greek άβυσσος, meaning abyss, deep, chaotic. Also, concerning "plagiary" that you had a couple of days ago, the root is the Greek word πλάγιος, meaning oblique, (sitting on the ) side of someone and steeling answers

  2. abyssal

    The hadean region

    He felt so suffocated there and asphyxiated-it was like he had entered the hadean region


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abyssal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abyssal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of abyssal

  1. abyssalabyssalabyssal

Translations for abyssal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • дълбоководенBulgarian
  • απύθμενος, απειροβαθής, αβυσσαλέος, χαώδηςGreek
  • abisalSpanish
  • abyssaalinen, abyssinenFinnish
  • महासागर की गहराई या पाताल-संबंधीHindi
  • abissalPortuguese
  • abisalRomanian
  • глубоково́дный, глуби́нный, абисса́льныйRussian

Get even more translations for abyssal »


Find a translation for the abyssal definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these abyssal definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"abyssal." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/abyssal>.

Are we missing a good definition for abyssal? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for abyssal:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.