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Meaning of 'deep' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Deep [ adv.]
- To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
2 . Deep [ n.]
- That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
- That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.
3 . Deep [ superl.]
- 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.
- 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.
- Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.
- Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
- Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
- Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.
- Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.
- Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
- Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads.

Meaning of 'deep' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . deep [ n]
Meaning (1):
- literary term for an ocean
Example in sentence:
  • denizens of the deep
Meaning (2):
- the central and most intense or profound part
Example in sentence:
  • in the deep of night;
  • in the deep of winter
3 . deep [ a]
Meaning (3):
- relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
Example in sentence:
  • a deep breath;
  • a deep sigh;
  • a deep trance;
  • deep concentration;
  • deep emotion;
  • in a deep sleep
Meaning (4):
- 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
Example in sentence:
  • a deep casserole;
  • a deep closet;
  • a deep dive;
  • a deep gash;
  • a deep well;
  • deep massage;
  • deep pressure receptors in muscles;
  • deep shelves;
  • deep water;
  • hit the ball to deep center field;
  • in deep space;
  • surrounded by a deep yard;
  • waist-deep
5 . deep [ r]
Meaning (5):
- to an advanced time
Example in sentence:
  • deep into the night;
  • talked late into the evening
Meaning (6):
- to a great depth; far down or in
Example in sentence:
  • dived deeply;
  • dug deep
Meaning (7):
- to a great distance
Example in sentence:
  • penetrated deep into enemy territory;
  • went deep into the woods
8 . deep [ s]
Meaning (8):
- having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
Example in sentence:
  • a bass clarinet;
  • a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice;
  • a deep voice
Meaning (9):
- marked by depth of thinking
Example in sentence:
  • a deep allegory;
  • deep thoughts
Meaning (10):
- extending relatively far inward
Example in sentence:
  • a deep border
Meaning (11):
- with head or back bent low
Example in sentence:
  • a deep bow
Meaning (12):
- of an obscure nature
Example in sentence:
  • a deep dark secret;
  • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life;
  • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands;
  • the inscrutable workings of Providence;
  • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
Meaning (13):
- difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
Example in sentence:
  • a deep metaphysical theory;
  • some recondite problem in historiography;
  • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
Meaning (14):
- exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
Example in sentence:
  • a deep plot;
  • deep political machinations
Meaning (15):
- very distant in time or space
Example in sentence:
  • a deep space probe;
  • deep in enemy territory;
  • deep in the past;
  • deep in the woods
Meaning (16):
- (of darkness) densely dark
Example in sentence:
  • a face in deep shadow;
  • deep night;
  • thick darkness;
  • thick night
Meaning (17):
- strong; intense
Example in sentence:
  • a rich red;
  • deep purple
Meaning (18):
- relatively thick from top to bottom
Example in sentence:
  • deep carpets;
  • deep snow
Meaning (19):
- large in quantity or size
Example in sentence:
  • deep cuts in the budget
Meaning (20):
- intense or extreme
Example in sentence:
  • deep happiness;
  • in deep trouble