Chasm (?), n. [L. chasma, Gr. , fr. to grape, to open wide. See Chaos.]


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

That deep, romantic chasm which slanted down the green hill. Coleridge.


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

Memory . . . fills up the chasms of thought. Addison.


© Webster 1913.

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