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  Definition of deep
  1. literary term for an ocean; "denizens of the deep"
  2. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  3. the central and most intense or profound part; "in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter"
  4. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot"
  5. strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red"
  6. very distant in time or space; "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe"
  7. 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"; "deep m
  8. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
  9. 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"
  10. 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 t
  11. with head or back bent low; "a deep bow"
  12. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet"
  13. large in quantity or size; "deep cuts in the budget"
  14. extreme; "in deep trouble"; "deep happiness"
  15. (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
  16. marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory"
  17. relatively thick from top to bottom; "deep carpets"; "deep snow"
  18. extending relatively far inward; "a deep border"
  19. to a great depth; "dived deeply"; "dug deep"
  20. to far into space; "penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods";
  21. to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"
Similar Words: trench, oceanic abyss, rich, abstruse, recondite, cryptic, cryptical, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, bass, thick, deeply, late

 

See Also: unfathomable

 

Hyponyms: Atacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, Japan Trench, Nares Deep

 

Attributes: depth

 

Language Translations:
Croatian: dubok   Danish: dyb  
Finnish: syvä   Hebrew: עמוק  
Hungarian: mély   Russian: глубокий  
Slovene: globok   Spanish: profundo  
Swedish: djup  
 
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