What does chasm mean?

Definitions for chasmˈkæz əm

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chasm(noun)

    a deep opening in the earth's surface


  1. chasm(Noun)

    A deep, steep-sided rift, gap or fissure; a gorge or abyss

  2. chasm(Noun)

    A large difference of opinion.

  3. Origin: From chasma, from χάσμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chasm(noun)

    a deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure

  2. Chasm(noun)

    a void space; a gap or break, as in ranks of men

  3. Origin: [L. chasma, Gr. cha`sma, fr. chai`nein to gape, to open wide. See Chaos.]


  1. Chasm

    Chasm is the 15th studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was released in 2004. The album is experimental, pairing Sakamoto's piano work with ambient and glitch programming. Notably, Sakamoto's former bandmates from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, contribute on several songs under their own production name, Sketch Show. "coro" was featured on the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed, while "World Citizen - i won't be disappointed/looped piano" and "only love can conquer hate" were featured in the film Babel. The original version of "Ngo", featured on the single for "Undercooled", was used in a New Balance advertisement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chasm

    kazm, n. a yawning or gaping hollow: a gap or opening: a void space.—adjs. Chasmed; Chasm′y. [Gr. chasma, from chain-ein, to gape; cf. Chaos.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.

  2. David Lloyd George:

    The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.

  3. David Lloyd George:

    Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    The differences among Democrats are small compared to the huge chasm of Republicans.

  5. Kim Young-woo:

    The chasm between China and (South) Korea and the US, they may enjoy this situation.

Images & Illustrations of chasm

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Translations for chasm

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • هوةArabic
  • пропаст, безднаBulgarian
  • Spalte, Kluft, AbgrundGerman
  • βάραθρο, διάσπαση, χάσμα, ρήγμα, σχίσμα, χαράδραGreek
  • cañón, barranco, sima, abismo, garganta, barranca, disensiónSpanish
  • kuilu, rotkoFinnish
  • crevasse, fossé, gouffre, divergenceFrench
  • gáibéal, deighilt, anscoilt, duibheagán, scaradh, briseadhIrish
  • jurangIndonesian
  • divario, voragine, divergenza, baratro, abissoItalian
  • תהוםHebrew
  • 渓壑Japanese
  • kloof, meningsverschil, afgrondDutch
  • пропасть, расселина, разногласие, бездна, расщелинаRussian
  • provalijaSerbo-Croatian
  • klyfta, schismSwedish
  • అగాధంTelugu

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