Promontory vs Abyss - What's the difference?

promontory | abyss |


As nouns the difference between promontory and abyss

is that promontory is a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff while abyss is hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean .

promontory

English

Noun

(promontories)
  • A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  • (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
  • Synonyms

    * headland * hoe

    abyss

    English

    Alternative forms

    * abysm, abime

    Noun

    (es)
  • Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean.
  • (frequently, figurative) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space.
  • Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound.
  • Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
  • An impending catastrophic happening.
  • (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.
  • Usage notes

    * (impending catastrophic happening) It is typically preceded by the word the .

    Derived terms

    * abyssal

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