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deep - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deep

Definition
(noun) the central and most intense or profound part
Example Sentence
  • in the deep of night
  • in the deep of winter

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(noun) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
Synonyms : oceanic abyss , trench

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(noun) literary term for an ocean
Example Sentence
  • denizens of the deep

Definition
(adj) relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
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  • a deep breath
  • a deep sigh
  • deep concentration
  • deep emotion
  • a deep trance
  • in a deep sleep

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(adj) marked by depth of thinking
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  • deep thoughts
  • a deep allegory

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(adj) 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
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  • 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

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(adj) very distant in time or space
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  • deep in the past
  • deep in enemy territory
  • deep in the woods
  • a deep space probe

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(adj) extreme
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  • in deep trouble
  • deep happiness

Definition
(adj) having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
Synonyms : bass
Example Sentence
  • a deep voice
  • a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice
  • a bass clarinet

Definition
(adj) strong; intense
Synonyms : rich
Example Sentence
  • deep purple
  • a rich red

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(adj) relatively thick from top to bottom
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  • deep carpets
  • deep snow

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(adj) extending relatively far inward
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  • a deep border

Definition
(adj) (of darkness) very intense
Synonyms : thick
Example Sentence
  • thick night
  • thick darkness
  • a face in deep shadow
  • deep night

Definition
(adj) large in quantity or size
Example Sentence
  • deep cuts in the budget

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(adj) with head or back bent low
Example Sentence
  • a deep bow

Definition
(adj) of an obscure nature
Example Sentence
  • 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
  • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands

Definition
(adj) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
Synonyms : abstruse , recondite
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  • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
  • a deep metaphysical theory
  • some recondite problem in historiography

Definition
(adj) exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
Example Sentence
  • deep political machinations
  • a deep plot

Definition
(adv) to a great depth;far down
Synonyms : deeply
Example Sentence
  • dived deeply
  • dug deep

Definition
(adv) to an advanced time
Synonyms : late
Example Sentence
  • deep into the night
  • talked late into the evening

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(adv) to a great distance
Example Sentence
  • penetrated deep into enemy territory
  • went deep into the woods

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