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English adjective: deep

1. deep relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply


SamplesA deep breath.
A deep sigh.
Deep concentration.
Deep emotion.
A deep trance.
In a deep sleep.


Similarheavy, profound, profound, sound, wakeless


Attributedeepness, depth


Antonymsshallow

2. deep marked by depth of thinking


SamplesDeep thoughts.
A deep allegory.


Similarprofound


Antonymssuperficial

3. deep 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


SamplesA 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.


Similarabysmal, abyssal, bottomless, deep-water, profound, unfathomable, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded, walk-in


See alsounfathomable


Attributedeepness, depth


Antonymsshallow

4. deep very distant in time or space


SamplesDeep in the past.
Deep in enemy territory.
Deep in the woods.
A deep space probe.


Similardistant


Antonymsclose

5. deep extreme


SamplesIn deep trouble.
Deep happiness.


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

6. deep having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range


SamplesA deep voice.
A bass voice is lower than a baritone voice.
A bass clarinet.


Synonymsbass


Similarlow, low-pitched


Antonymshigh-pitched, high

7. deep strong; intense


SamplesDeep purple.
A rich red.


Synonymsrich


Similarcolorful, colourful


Antonymscolorless, colourless

8. deep relatively thick from top to bottom


SamplesDeep carpets.
Deep snow.


Similarthick


Antonymsthin

9. deep extending relatively far inward


SamplesA deep border.


Similarbroad, wide


Antonymsnarrow

10. deep (of darkness) very intense


SamplesThick night.
Thick darkness.
A face in deep shadow.
Deep night.


Synonymsthick


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

11. deep large in quantity or size


SamplesDeep cuts in the budget.


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small

12. deep with head or back bent low


SamplesA deep bow.


Similarlow


Antonymshigh

13. deep of an obscure nature


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscryptic, cryptical, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying


Similarincomprehensible, inexplicable


Antonymsexplicable

14. deep difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge


SamplesThe professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them.
A deep metaphysical theory.
Some recondite problem in historiography.


Synonymsabstruse, recondite


Similaresoteric


Antonymsexoteric

15. deep exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy


SamplesDeep political machinations.
A deep plot.


Similarartful


Antonymsartless


English noun: deep

1. deep (time) the central and most intense or profound part


SamplesIn the deep of night.
In the deep of winter.


Broader (hypernym)middle

2. deep (object) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor


Synonymsoceanic abyss, trench


Broader (hypernym)depression, natural depression


Instance hyponymAtacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, Japan Trench, Nares Deep

3. deep (object) literary term for an ocean


SamplesDenizens of the deep.


Broader (hypernym)ocean


English adverb: deep

1. deep to a great depth;far down


SamplesDived deeply.
Dug deep.


Synonymsdeeply

2. deep to an advanced time


SamplesDeep into the night.
Talked late into the evening.


Synonymslate

3. deep to a great distance


SamplesPenetrated deep into enemy territory.
Went deep into the woods.









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