Definitions for deep

Definitions for (noun) deep

Main entry: deep

Definition: literary term for an ocean

Usage: denizens of the deep

Main entry: trench, oceanic abyss, deep

Definition: a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

Main entry: deep

Definition: the central and most intense or profound part

Usage: in the deep of night; in the deep of winter

Definitions for (adj) deep

Main entry: deep

Definition: exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy

Usage: deep political machinations; a deep plot

Main entry: deep, rich

Definition: strong; intense

Usage: deep purple; a rich red

Main entry: deep

Definition: very distant in time or space

Usage: deep in the past; deep in enemy territory; deep in the woods; a deep space probe

Main entry: deep

Definition: 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

Usage: 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

Main entry: deep

Definition: relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

Usage: a deep breath; a deep sigh; deep concentration; deep emotion; a deep trance; in a deep sleep

Main entry: abstruse, recondite, deep

Definition: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

Usage: the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them; a deep metaphysical theory; some recondite problem in historiography

Main entry: inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, cryptic, cryptical, deep

Definition: of an obscure nature

Usage: the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms; a deep dark secret; the inscrutable 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

Main entry: deep

Definition: with head or back bent low

Usage: a deep bow

Main entry: bass, deep

Definition: having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

Usage: a deep voice; a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice; a bass clarinet

Main entry: deep

Definition: large in quantity or size

Usage: deep cuts in the budget

Main entry: deep

Definition: extreme

Usage: in deep trouble; deep happiness

Main entry: thick, deep

Definition: (of darkness) very intense

Usage: thick night; thick darkness; a face in deep shadow; deep night

Main entry: deep

Definition: marked by depth of thinking

Usage: deep thoughts; a deep allegory

Main entry: deep

Definition: relatively thick from top to bottom

Usage: deep carpets; deep snow

Main entry: deep

Definition: extending relatively far inward

Usage: a deep border

Definitions for (adv) deep

Main entry: deep, deeply

Definition: to a great depth;far down

Usage: dived deeply; dug deep

Main entry: deep

Definition: to a great distance

Usage: penetrated deep into enemy territory; went deep into the woods

Main entry: deep, late

Definition: to an advanced time

Usage: deep into the night; talked late into the evening

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