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Definitions of deep

  1. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; " the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; " a deep metaphysical theory"; " some recondite problem in historiography"
  2. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; " a deep voice"; " a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; " a bass clarinet"
  3. of an obscure nature; " the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; " a deep dark secret"; " the inscrutible workings of Providence"; " in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; " rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
  4. extending relatively far inward; " a deep border"
  5. literary term for an ocean; " denizens of the deep"
  6. a long steep- sided depression in the ocean floor
  7. the central and most intense or profound part; " in the deep of night"; " in the deep of winter"
  8. to far into space; " penetrated deep into enemy territory"; " went deep into the woods";
  9. to an advanced time; " deep into the night"; " talked late into the evening"
  10. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; " deep political machinations"; " a deep plot"
  11. strong; intense; " deep purple"; " a rich red"
  12. very distant in time or space; " deep in the past"; " deep in enemy territory"; " deep in the woods"; " a deep space probe"
  13. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; " a deep breath"; " a deep sigh"; " deep concentration"; " deep emotion"; " a deep trance"; " in a deep sleep"
  14. having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; " a deep well"; " a deep dive"; " deep water"; " a deep casserole"; " a deep gash".
  15. with head or back bent low; " a deep bow"
  16. large in quantity or size; " deep cuts in the budget"
  17. extreme; " in deep trouble"; " deep happiness"
  18. ( of darkness) very intense; " thick night"; " thick darkness"; " a face in deep shadow"; " deep night"
  19. marked by depth of thinking; " deep thoughts"; " a deep allegory"
  20. relatively thick from top to bottom; " deep carpets"; " deep snow"
  21. Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension ( measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.
  22. Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension ( measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.
  23. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.
  24. Of penetrating or far- reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
  25. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.
  26. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.
  27. To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
  28. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
  29. That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.
  30. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; - opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
  31. Muddy; boggy; sandy; - said of roads.
  32. Extending far below the surface; as, a deep well; extending far back; as, a deep, lot; penetrating; sagacious; profound; difficult to understand; as philosophy is a deep subject; absorbed; grave in tone, or low in pitch; intense; heavy; as, a deep sleep; strongly colored.
  33. That which extends far downward; a great body of water; an abyss; the culmination; as, the deep of night.
  34. Deepness.
  35. Beneath the surface.
  36. Deeply.
  37. Extending far down; low; artful; secret; profound.
  38. The sea; an abyss.
  39. Extending far downward, backward, or inward; profound; extreme; heartfelt.
  40. Sagacious; penetrating; also, scheming; designing.
  41. Low in tone; dark in hue.
  42. That which has great depth; an abyss; the sea.
  43. Extending far down; profound; low in situation; far in; back from the front line; swallowed up in; hidden; secret; difficult to fathom or comprehend; penetrative; darkly designing; grave in sound; intense.
  44. To a great depth.
  45. Anything deep, especially the sea; that which is not easily fathomed, or not fathomable; the most still or solemn part.
  46. Of low tone; full- toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
  47. Being far below the surface; extending far downwards; low in situation, as a valley; not shallow; hidden; secret; penetrating; artful; insidious; grave in sound; low; solemn; profound; abstruse; thick; dark- coloured; profoundly quiet; depressed; sunk low; heartfelt; affecting.
  48. The sea; the ocean; that which is not easily fathomed.
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Usage examples for deep

  1. She became quite calm, now, gave a last, deep sigh: " Dear, listen ... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. The snow was deep on the hillsides. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  3. From deep within her something rose up softly ... – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  4. This is about deep enough. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  5. He appeared to be in deep thought about some important matter. – Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall
  6. Harry was rather frightened; but under his fear, there evidently lay a deep delight. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  7. " Yes; and we shall soon be in the same deep water," said I. " Not at all!" – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
  8. A man like that knows just how to go about it,- and Lord, you came pretty near getting in deep! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  9. Can you see clearly to the bottom of a deep well? – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  10. Winn drew a deep, hard breath. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  11. As darkness settled down over the quiet deep, Mary Louise turned from the window with a sigh. – The Iceberg Express by David Magie Cory
  12. " That's as you say," said Deep- water Peter. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  13. You're deep," he said. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  14. If we're in deep, you're more to blame than I." " Nothing of the sort." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. For it was crying out; and, if she was his child, in what deep strange sense was he not her child, too. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  16. Romanoff sat like one deep in thought. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  17. And Montague sat in deep thought. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  18. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  19. In spite of my pain it was a pleasure to hear that His Majesty had spoken of me; for I think my love to him was very much more deep, in one way, though not in another, than even to Dolly herself. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  20. The woman drew a deep breath. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
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