Definition of Deep

1. Noun. The central and most intense or profound part. "In the deep of winter"

Generic synonyms: Middle

2. Adjective. Relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply. "In a deep sleep"
Attributes: Deepness, Depth
Similar to: Heavy, Profound, Sound, Wakeless, Profound
Antonyms: Shallow

3. Adverb. To a great depth;far down. "Dug deep"
Exact synonyms: Deeply

4. Noun. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.

5. Adjective. Marked by depth of thinking. "A deep allegory"
Similar to: Profound
Derivative terms: Deepness

6. Adverb. To an advanced time. "Talked late into the evening"
Exact synonyms: Late

7. Noun. Literary term for an ocean. "Denizens of the deep"
Generic synonyms: Ocean

8. Adjective. 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. "Waist-deep"

9. Adverb. To a great distance. "Went deep into the woods"

10. Adjective. Very distant in time or space. "A deep space probe"
Similar to: Distant

11. Adjective. Extreme. "Deep happiness"
Similar to: Intense

12. Adjective. Having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range. "A bass clarinet"
Exact synonyms: Bass
Similar to: Low, Low-pitched
Derivative terms: Deepness

13. Adjective. Strong; intense. "A rich red"
Exact synonyms: Rich
Similar to: Colorful, Colourful
Derivative terms: Richness

14. Adjective. Relatively thick from top to bottom. "Deep snow"
Similar to: Thick
Derivative terms: Deepness

15. Adjective. Extending relatively far inward. "A deep border"
Similar to: Broad, Wide

16. Adjective. (of darkness) very intense. "Deep night"
Exact synonyms: Thick
Similar to: Intense

17. Adjective. Large in quantity or size. "Deep cuts in the budget"
Similar to: Big, Large

18. Adjective. With head or back bent low. "A deep bow"
Similar to: Low

19. Adjective. Of an obscure nature. "Rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"

20. Adjective. Difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge. "Some recondite problem in historiography"
Exact synonyms: Abstruse, Recondite
Similar to: Esoteric
Derivative terms: Abstruseness, Abstruseness, Abstrusity, Reconditeness

21. Adjective. Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy. "A deep plot"
Similar to: Artful

Definition of Deep

1. a. 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.

2. adv. To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.

3. n. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.

Definition of Deep

1. Adjective. (context: of a hole water ravine cut etc) Having its bottom far down. ¹

2. Adjective. Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious. ¹

3. Adjective. To a significant, not superficial, extent. ¹

4. Adjective. In extent in a direction away from the observer. ¹

5. Adjective. In a number of rows or layers: ¹

6. Adjective. Thick. ¹

7. Adjective. Voluminous. ¹

8. Adjective. (context: sound voice) Low in pitch. ¹

9. Adjective. (context: of a color) Dark and highly saturated. ¹

10. Adjective. A long way inside; situated far in or back. ¹

11. Adjective. (context: sleep) Sound, heavy (''describing a state of sleep from which one is not easily awoken'') ¹

12. Adjective. Immersed, submerged (in). ¹

13. Adverb. deeply ¹

14. Noun. (context: literary with "the") (meaning 1 above) part of a lake, sea, etc. ¹

15. Noun. (American English) (rare) The deep (meaning 2 above) part of a problem. ¹

16. Noun. ''(with "the"):'' the sea, the ocean ¹

17. Noun. (cricket) A fielding position near the boundary. ¹

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Definition of Deep

1. extending far down from a surface [adj DEEPER, DEEPEST] / a place or thing of great depth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deep

1. 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 Quincey) "O Lord, . . . Thy thought 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." . "Deep silence." . "Deep sleep." . "Deeper darkness." . "Their deep poverty." . "An attitude of deep respect." (Motley) 7. Strongly coloured; 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." "The bass of heaven's deep organ." (Milton) 9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; said of roads. "The ways in that vale were very deep." (Clarendon) A deep line of operations, 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. Origin: OE. Dep, deop, AS. Deop; akin to D. Diep, G. Tief, Icel. Djpr, Sw. Diup, Dan. Dyb, Goth. Diups; fr. The root of E. Dip, dive. See Dip, Dive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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