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Meaning & Definition of Deep in English

English

Deep

/dip/

noun

1. The central and most intense or profound part

  • "In the deep of night"
  • "In the deep of winter"
    synonym:
  • deep

2. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

    synonym:
  • trench
  • ,
  • deep
  • ,
  • oceanic abyss

3. Literary term for an ocean

  • "Denizens of the deep"
    synonym:
  • deep

adjective

1. Relatively deep or strong

  • Affecting one deeply
  • "A deep breath"
  • "A deep sigh"
  • "Deep concentration"
  • "Deep emotion"
  • "A deep trance"
  • "In a deep sleep"
    synonym:
  • deep

2. Marked by depth of thinking

  • "Deep thoughts"
  • "A deep allegory"
    synonym:
  • deep

3. 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
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • deep

4. Very distant in time or space

  • "Deep in the past"
  • "Deep in enemy territory"
  • "Deep in the woods"
  • "A deep space probe"
    synonym:
  • deep

5. Extreme

  • "In deep trouble"
  • "Deep happiness"
    synonym:
  • deep

6. Having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

  • "A deep voice"
  • "A bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"
  • "A bass clarinet"
    synonym:
  • bass
  • ,
  • deep

7. Strong

  • Intense
  • "Deep purple"
  • "A rich red"
    synonym:
  • deep
  • ,
  • rich

8. Relatively thick from top to bottom

  • "Deep carpets"
  • "Deep snow"
    synonym:
  • deep

9. Extending relatively far inward

  • "A deep border"
    synonym:
  • deep

10. (of darkness) very intense

  • "Thick night"
  • "Thick darkness"
  • "A face in deep shadow"
  • "Deep night"
    synonym:
  • thick
  • ,
  • deep

11. Large in quantity or size

  • "Deep cuts in the budget"
    synonym:
  • deep

12. With head or back bent low

  • "A deep bow"
    synonym:
  • deep

13. Of an obscure nature

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • cryptic
  • ,
  • cryptical
  • ,
  • deep
  • ,
  • inscrutable
  • ,
  • mysterious
  • ,
  • mystifying

14. Difficult to penetrate

  • Incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
  • "The professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"
  • "A deep metaphysical theory"
  • "Some recondite problem in historiography"
    synonym:
  • abstruse
  • ,
  • deep
  • ,
  • recondite

15. Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy

  • "Deep political machinations"
  • "A deep plot"
    synonym:
  • deep

adverb

1. To a great depth

  • Far down
  • "Dived deeply"
  • "Dug deep"
    synonym:
  • deeply
  • ,
  • deep

2. To an advanced time

  • "Deep into the night"
  • "Talked late into the evening"
    synonym:
  • deep
  • ,
  • late

3. To a great distance

  • "Penetrated deep into enemy territory"
  • "Went deep into the woods"
    synonym:
  • deep

Examples of using

The ditch is ten feet deep.
A great ship needs deep waters.
Have you ever dug a hole as deep as this one?