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Meaning of DEEP

Pronunciation:  deep

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  literary term for an ocean; "denizens of the deep"
  2. [n]  a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  3. [n]  the central and most intense or profound part; "in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter"
  4. [adv]  to a great depth; "dived deeply"; "dug deep"
  5. [adv]  to far into space; "penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods";
  6. [adv]  to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"
  7. [adj]  exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot"
  8. [adj]  strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red"
  9. [adj]  very distant in time or space; "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe"
  10. [adj]  having great spatial extension or penetration; downward ("a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"); or inward from an outer surface ("a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"); or backward ("deep shelves"; "a deep closet"); or laterally ("surrounded by a deep yard"); or outward from a center ((sports) "hit the ball to deep center field"); sometimes used in combination; "waist-deep"
  11. [adj]  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
  12. [adj]  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"
  13. [adj]  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"
  14. [adj]  with head or back bent low; "a deep bow"
  15. [adj]  having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet"
  16. [adj]  large in quantity or size; "deep cuts in the budget"
  17. [adj]  extreme; "in deep trouble"; "deep happiness"
  18. [adj]  (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
  19. [adj]  marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory"
  20. [adj]  relatively thick from top to bottom; "deep carpets"; "deep snow"
  21. [adj]  extending relatively far inward; "a deep border"

DEEP is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: abstruse, abysmal, abyssal, artful, bass, big, bottomless, broad, colorful, colourful, cryptic, cryptical, deeply, deep-water, distant, esoteric, heavy, in depth(p), incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, intense, large, late, low, low-pitched, mysterious, mystifying, oceanic abyss, profound, recondite, rich, sound, thick, trench, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded, wakeless, walk-in(a), wide
 Antonyms: shallow
 See Also: Atacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, depression, Japan Trench, middle, Nares Deep, natural depression, ocean, unfathomable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Deep\ (d[=e]p), a. [Compar. {Deeper}; superl. {Deepest}.]
    [OE. dep, deop, AS. de['o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel.
    dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup, Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E.
    dip, dive. See {Dip}, {Dive}.]
    1. 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.
             The water where the brook is deep.    --Shak.
    2. 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.
             Shadowing squadrons deep.             --Milton.
             Safely in harbor Is the king's ship in the deep
             nook.                                 --Shak.
    3. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as,
       a deep valley.
    4. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to
       shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not
       obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
             Speculations high or deep.            --Milton.
             A question deep almost as the mystery of life. --De
             O Lord, . . . thy thoughts are very deep. --Ps.
                                                   xcii. 5.
    5. Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial;
       thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
             Deep clerks she dumbs.                --Shak.
    6. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy;
       heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep
       horror. ``Deep despair.'' --Milton. ``Deep silence.''
       --Milton. ``Deep sleep.'' --Gen. ii. 21. ``Deeper
       darkness.'' -->Hoole. ``Their deep poverty.'' --2 Cor.
       viii. 2.
             An attitude of deep respect.          --Motley.
    7. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as,
       deep blue or crimson.
    8. Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
       ``The deep thunder.'' --Byron.
             The bass of heaven's deep organ.      --Milton.
    9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads. --Chaucer.
             The ways in that vale were very deep. --Clarendon.
    {A deep line of operations} (Military), a long line.
    {Deep mourning} (Costume), mourning complete and strongly
       marked, the garments being not only all black, but also
       composed of lusterless materials and of such fashion as is
       identified with mourning garments.
  2. \Deep\, adv.
    To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
          Deep-versed in books, and shallow in himself. --Milton.
          Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. --Pope.
    Note: Deep, in its usual adverbial senses, is often prefixed
          to an adjective; as, deep-chested, deep-cut,
          deep-seated, deep-toned, deep-voiced, ``deep-uddered
  3. \Deep\, n.
    1. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or
       ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
             Courage from the deeps of knowledge springs.
             The hollow deep of hell resounded.    --Milton.
             Blue Neptune storms, the bellowing deeps resound.
    2. That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or
       incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.
             Thy judgments are a great deep.       --Ps. xxxvi.
    {Deep of night}, the most quiet or profound part of night;
       dead of night.
             The deep of night is crept upon our talk. --Shak.
Easton Bible Dictionary

used to denote (1) the grave or the abyss (Rom. 10:7; Luke 8:31); (2) the deepest part of the sea (Ps. 69:15); (3) the chaos mentioned in Gen. 1:2; (4) the bottomless pit, hell (Rev. 9:1, 2; 11:7; 20:13).

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