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Dictionary Definition

deep adj
1 relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep" [ant: shallow]
2 marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory"
3 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 massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep" [ant: shallow]
4 very distant in time or space; "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe"
5 extreme; "in deep trouble"; "deep happiness"
6 having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet" [syn: bass]
7 strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red" [syn: rich]
8 relatively thick from top to bottom; "deep carpets"; "deep snow"
9 extending relatively far inward; "a deep border"
10 (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night" [syn: thick]
11 large in quantity or size; "deep cuts in the budget"
12 with head or back bent low; "a deep bow"
13 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" [syn: cryptic, cryptical, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying]
14 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" [syn: abstruse, recondite]
15 exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot"

Noun

1 the central and most intense or profound part; "in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter"
2 a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor [syn: trench, oceanic abyss]
3 literary term for an ocean; "denizens of the deep" adv
1 to a great depth; "dived deeply"; "dug deep" [syn: deeply]
2 to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening" [syn: late]
3 to far into space; "penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods";

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

dēop

Pronunciation

Adjective

en-adj er
  1. (of a hole, water, ravine, cut, etc) Having its bottom far down.
  2. Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.
    That is a deep thought
  3. Seriously or to a significant extent, not superficial.
    I just meant to help out a little, but now I'm deep into it
    They're deep in discussion
    I feel it deep in my heart
  4. In extent in a direction away from the observer.
    The shelves are 30cm deep
  5. Thick in a vertical direction.
    That cyclist's deep chest allows him to draw more air
    There was a deep layer of soot over the window
  6. Voluminous
    to take a deep breath / sigh / drink
  7. In the context of "sound|voice": Low in pitch
    She has a very deep contralto
  8. In the context of "color": Dark and highly saturated
    That's a very deep shade of blue
  9. In the context of "cricket|baseball": : of a fielding position near the boundary, or closer to the boundary than one being compared to.
    He is fielding at deep mid wicket.
  10. a long way inside
    deep into the forest
  11. In the context of "sports|soccer|tennis": a long way forward
    a deep volley
  12. in a number of rows or layers
    A crowd three deep along the funeral procession
  13. In the context of "sleep": difficult to awake
    in a deep sleep
  14. right into one's mind
    He looked deep into her eyes
  15. with a lot of
    deep in debt
  16. In the context of "American football": Relatively farther downfield.
  17. In the context of "horse racing": three deep.
    Cigar Pal broke a bit slow, trailed by more than seven lengths after a half-mile, swung three deep into the stretch, rallied from eighth to make up more than four lengths and was nosed out six furlongs on the turf. (Greg Melikov on http://www.sportsbook.com)

Translations

having its bottom far down
  • Croatian: dubok , duboka , duboko
  • Czech: hluboký
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvä
  • French: profond
  • German: tief
  • Hebrew: עמוק ('amoq)
  • Hungarian: mély
  • Italian: profondo
  • Japanese: (, fukai)
  • Kurdish:
  • Russian: глубокий
  • Slovene: globok , globoka , globoko
  • Spanish: profundo, profunda, hondo, honda
  • Swedish: djup
profound
in extent in a direction away from the observer
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvä
  • German: tief
  • Kurdish:
  • Russian: глубокий
  • Slovene: globok , globoka , globoko
  • Spanish: de fondo, ancho, ancha
  • Swedish: djup
thick in a vertical direction
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (nóngde)
  • Danish: bred
  • Finnish: paksu
  • French: épais
  • Italian: spesso#Adjective
voluminous
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvä
  • German: tief
  • Hebrew: עמוקה ('amuqa) (breath/sigh)
  • Kurdish:
  • Russian: глубокий
  • Slovene: globok , globoka , globoko
  • Swedish: djup
of a sound or voice, low in pitch
of a color, dark and highly saturated
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (nóngde)
  • Danish: mørk, dyb
  • Finnish: tumma (dark), syvä (saturated)
  • German: dunkel
  • Hebrew: עמוק ('amoq)
  • Japanese: (, fukai), (, koi)
  • Kurdish:
  • Spanish: oscuro, oscura, intenso, intensa
cricket term
a long way inward
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (shēn)
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvä
  • German: tief
  • Hebrew: עמוק ('amoq)
  • Russian: глубокий
  • Slovene: globok , globoka , globoko
  • Spanish: la parte profunda
  • Swedish: djup
a long way forward
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (shēn)
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: pitkä
  • German: tief
in a number of rows or layers
  • Finnish: syvä
  • German: tief
difficult to awake
right into one's mind
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvä
  • German: tief
  • Hebrew: עמוק ('amoq)
  • Russian: глубокий
  • Slovene: globok , globoka , globoko
  • Spanish: penetrante m|f
with a lot of
football and other similar games
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvä
horse racing term

See also

Adverb

  1. deeply

Translations

deeply
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (shēnde)
  • Danish: dybt
  • Kurdish:
  • Portuguese: profundamente
  • Russian: глубоко
  • Slovene: globoko

Noun

  1. In the context of "literary|with "the"": (meaning 1 above) part of a lake, sea, etc.
    creatures of the deep
  2. The deep (meaning 2 above) part of a problem.
  3. (with "the"): the sea, the ocean
  4. A fielding position near the boundary
    Russell is a safe pair of hands in the deep

Translations

(literary) part of a lake, sea, etc
  • Danish: dyb
  • Finnish: syvyys
  • German: Tiefe
  • Russian: пучина
(US, rare) part of a problem
  • German: Tiefe
the sea, the ocean
  • Danish: dyb
  • German: Tiefe
  • Russian: пучина
(cricket) a fielding position near the boundary

Extensive Definition

Deep or The Deep may refer to:
In film and television:
In music: In literature:
In military:
Other:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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