Definition of Shallow

1. Noun. A stretch of shallow water.

Exact synonyms: Shoal
Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water
Derivative terms: Shoal, Shoal



2. Verb. Make shallow. "The silt shallowed the canal"
Exact synonyms: Shoal
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Shoal

3. Adjective. Lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center. "Hit the ball to shallow left field"
Attributes: Deepness, Depth
Similar to: Ankle-deep, Knee-deep, Fordable, Neritic, Reefy, Shelfy, Shelvy, Shoaly
Antonyms: Deep
Derivative terms: Shallowness

4. Verb. Become shallow. "The lake shallowed over time"
Exact synonyms: Shoal
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Shoal

5. Adjective. Not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply. "In a shallow trance"
Attributes: Deepness, Depth
Similar to: Light, Wakeful
Antonyms: Deep

6. Adjective. Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious. "His arguments seemed shallow and tedious"
Similar to: Superficial
Derivative terms: Shallowness

Definition of Shallow

1. a. Not deep; having little depth; shoal.

2. n. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.

3. v. t. To make shallow.

4. v. i. To become shallow, as water.

Definition of Shallow

1. Adjective. Having little depth; significantly less deep than wide. ¹

2. Adjective. Extending not far downward. ¹

3. Adjective. Concerned mainly with superficial matters. ¹

4. Adjective. Lacking interest or substance. ¹

5. Adjective. ¹

6. Noun. A shallow portion of an otherwise deep body of water. ¹

7. Verb. To make or become less deep ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shallow

1. having little depth [adj -LOWER, -LOWEST] / to make shallow [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shallow

Medical Definition of Shallow

1. 1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf. "A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel." (Bacon) "Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand." (Dryden) 2. The rudd. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shallow

shall
shall's
shall-flower
shalli
shallis
shalln't
shallnae
shallon
shallons
shalloon
shalloons
shallop
shallops
shallot
shallots
shallow (current term)
shallow-copy
shallow-draft
shallow-draught
shallow-fry
shallow-hearted
shallow-waisted
shallow breathing
shallow copy
shallow embedding
shallow fording
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shallower
shallowest
shallowing

Literary usage of Shallow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1801)
"There is a pretty large shallow inclosed by the ridges which follow some ... In a cluster of openings, there is an incipient shallow, coming from one of ..."

2. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"Justice justice shallow is beyond doubt a reminiscence of shallow. the owner Of ... Justice shallow, Davies's 'Justice Clod- pate,' came to birth in the ..."

3. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1909)
"Justice justice shallow is beyond doubt a reminiscence of shallow. the owner ef ... Justice shallow, Davies's 'Justice Clod- pate,' came to birth in the ..."

4. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"Justice justice shallow is beyond doubt a reminiscence of shallow. the owner of ... Justice shallow, Davies's 'Justice Clod- pate,' came to birth in the ..."

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