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DEEP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deep mean? 

DEEP (noun)
  The noun DEEP has 3 senses:

1. the central and most intense or profound part
2. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
3. literary term for an ocean

  Familiarity information: DEEP used as a noun is uncommon.


DEEP (adjective)
  The adjective DEEP has 15 senses:

1. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
2. marked by depth of thinking
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
4. very distant in time or space
5. extreme
6. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
7. strong; intense
8. relatively thick from top to bottom
9. extending relatively far inward
10. (of darkness) very intense
11. large in quantity or size
12. with head or back bent low
13. of an obscure nature
14. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
15. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy

  Familiarity information: DEEP used as an adjective is familiar.


DEEP (adverb)
  The adverb DEEP has 3 senses:

1. to a great depth
2. to an advanced time
3. to far into space

  Familiarity information: DEEP used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEEP (noun)


Sense 1deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The central and most intense or profound part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context examples:

in the deep of night / in the deep of winter

Hypernyms ("deep" is a kind of...):

middle (time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period)


Sense 2deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

oceanic abyss; deep; trench

Hypernyms ("deep" is a kind of...):

depression; natural depression (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

Instance hyponyms:

Atacama Trench (a depression the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile)

Bougainville Trench (a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon Islands)

Japan Trench (a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet)

Nares Deep (a depression in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean north of Haiti and Puerto Rico)


Sense 3deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Literary term for an ocean

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

denizens of the deep

Hypernyms ("deep" is a kind of...):

ocean (a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere)


DEEP (adjective)


Sense 1deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

Context examples:

a deep breath / a deep sigh / deep concentration / deep emotion / a deep trance / in a deep sleep

Similar:

heavy; profound; sound; wakeless ((of sleep) deep and complete)

profound (coming from deep within one)

Attribute:

depth (extent downward or backward or inward)

Antonym:

shallow (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply)


Sense 2deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by depth of thinking

Context examples:

deep thoughts / a deep allegory

Similar:

profound (showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of your being)


Sense 3deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Context examples:

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

Similar:

profound; unfathomed; unplumbed; unsounded (situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed)

in depth (having a specified depth)

deep-water (of or carried on in waters of great depth)

bottomless (extremely deep)

abysmal; abyssal; unfathomable (so deep as to be unmeasurable)

walk-in ((of e.g. closets or refrigerators) extending very far enough back to allow a person to enter)

Also:

unfathomable (of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured)

Attribute:

depth (extent downward or backward or inward)

Antonym:

shallow (lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center)


Sense 4deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very distant in time or space

Context examples:

deep in the past / deep in enemy territory / deep in the woods / a deep space probe

Similar:

distant (separated in space or coming from or going to a distance)


Sense 5deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extreme

Context examples:

in deep trouble / deep happiness

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


Sense 6deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

Synonyms:

bass; deep

Context examples:

a deep voice / a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice / a bass clarinet

Similar:

low; low-pitched (used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency)


Sense 7deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strong; intense

Synonyms:

rich; deep

Context examples:

deep purple / a rich red

Similar:

colorful; colourful (having striking color)


Sense 8deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relatively thick from top to bottom

Context examples:

deep carpets / deep snow

Similar:

thick (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions)


Sense 9deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extending relatively far inward

Context example:

a deep border

Similar:

broad; wide (having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other)


Sense 10deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of darkness) very intense

Synonyms:

thick; deep

Context examples:

thick night / thick darkness / a face in deep shadow / deep night

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


Sense 11deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Large in quantity or size

Context example:

deep cuts in the budget

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


Sense 12deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With head or back bent low

Context example:

a deep bow

Similar:

low (literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension)


Sense 13deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of an obscure nature

Synonyms:

mystifying; mysterious; inscrutable; cryptical; cryptic; deep

Context examples:

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

Similar:

incomprehensible; inexplicable (incapable of being explained or accounted for)


Sense 14deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

Synonyms:

abstruse; recondite; deep

Context examples:

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

Similar:

esoteric (confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle)


Sense 15deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy

Context examples:

deep political machinations / a deep plot

Similar:

artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)


DEEP (adverb)


Sense 1deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a great depth

Synonyms:

deep; deeply

Context examples:

dived deeply / dug deep


Sense 2deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To an advanced time

Synonyms:

deep; late

Context examples:

deep into the night / talked late into the evening


Sense 3deep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To far into space

Context examples:

penetrated deep into enemy territory / went deep into the woods

Pertainym:

deep (very distant in time or space)


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