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 a great depth; " dived deeply"; " dug deep"
  9. to far into space; " penetrated deep into enemy territory"; " went deep into the woods";
  10. to an advanced time; " deep into the night"; " talked late into the evening"
  11. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; " deep political machinations"; " a deep plot"
  12. strong; intense; " deep purple"; " a rich red"
  13. very distant in time or space; " deep in the past"; " deep in enemy territory"; " deep in the woods"; " a deep space probe"
  14. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; " a deep breath"; " a deep sigh"; " deep concentration"; " deep emotion"; " a deep trance"; " in a deep sleep"
  15. 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".
  16. with head or back bent low; " a deep bow"
  17. large in quantity or size; " deep cuts in the budget"
  18. extreme; " in deep trouble"; " deep happiness"
  19. ( of darkness) very intense; " thick night"; " thick darkness"; " a face in deep shadow"; " deep night"
  20. marked by depth of thinking; " deep thoughts"; " a deep allegory"
  21. relatively thick from top to bottom; " deep carpets"; " deep snow"
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.
  25. Of penetrating or far- reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
  26. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.
  27. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.
  28. To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
  29. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
  30. That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.
  31. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; - opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
  32. Muddy; boggy; sandy; - said of roads.
  33. 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.
  34. That which extends far downward; a great body of water; an abyss; the culmination; as, the deep of night.
  35. Deepness.
  36. Beneath the surface.
  37. Deeply.
  38. Extending far down; low; artful; secret; profound.
  39. The sea; an abyss.
  40. Extending far downward, backward, or inward; profound; extreme; heartfelt.
  41. Sagacious; penetrating; also, scheming; designing.
  42. Low in tone; dark in hue.
  43. That which has great depth; an abyss; the sea.
  44. 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.
  45. To a great depth.
  46. Anything deep, especially the sea; that which is not easily fathomed, or not fathomable; the most still or solemn part.
  47. Of low tone; full- toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
  48. 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.
  49. The sea; the ocean; that which is not easily fathomed.

Usage examples for deep

  1. The snow was deep on the hillsides. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  2. Harry was rather frightened; but under his fear, there evidently lay a deep delight. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  3. 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
  4. " 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
  5. 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
  6. This is about deep enough. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  7. From deep within her something rose up softly ... – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  8. If we're in deep you're more to blame than I." " Nothing of the sort." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  9. You're deep he said. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. As darkness settled down over the quiet deep Mary Louise turned from the window with a sigh. – The Iceberg Express by David Magie Cory
  11. The woman drew a deep breath. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  12. Romanoff sat like one deep in thought. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. She became quite calm, now, gave a last, deep sigh: " Dear, listen ... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  14. 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
  15. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  16. " Yes; and we shall soon be in the same deep water," said I. " Not at all!" – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
  17. And Montague sat in deep thought. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  18. Winn drew a deep hard breath. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  19. 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
  20. He appeared to be in deep thought about some important matter. – Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall