deep
1. adjective /diːp/
a) Having its bottom far down.

That is a deep thought!

b) Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.

I just meant to help out a little, but now Im deep into it.

2. adverb /diːp/

Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.

3. noun /diːp/
a) (meaning 1 above) part of a lake, sea, etc.

creatures of the deep

b) The deep (meaning 2 above) part of a problem.

Russell is a safe pair of hands in the deep

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  • Deep — (d[=e]p), a. [Compar. {Deeper} (d[=e]p [ e]r); superl. {Deepest} (d[=e]p [e^]st).] [OE. dep, deop, AS. de[ o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel. dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup, Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E. dip, dive. See {Dip}, {Dive}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deep — [dēp] adj. [ME dep < OE deop, akin to Ger tief, Goth diups < IE base * dheub , deep, hollow > DIP, DUMP1] 1. extending far downward from the top or top edges, inward from the surface, or backward from the front [a deep cut, a deep lake,… …   English World dictionary

  • deep — UK US /diːp/ adjective [usually before noun] ► very large or serious: »Employees were forced to accept deep cuts in pay and benefits. »a deep recession. »These deep discounts will be a major factor in stimulating local telephone competition in… …   Financial and business terms

  • Deep — Deep, adv. To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply. [1913 Webster] Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself. Milton. [1913 Webster] Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Deep, in its usual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deep — 1 Deep, profound, abysmal. Deep and profound denote extended either downward from a surface or, less often, backward or inward from a front or outer part. Deep is the most general term {a deep pond} {a slope cut by deep gullies} As applied to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deep — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extending far down or in from the top or surface. 2) extending a specified distance from the top, surface, or outer edge. 3) (of sound) low in pitch and full in tone; not shrill. 4) (of colour) dark and intense. 5) very intense,… …   English terms dictionary

  • deep — O.E. deop (adj.) profound, awful, mysterious; serious, solemn; deepness, depth, deope (adv.), from P.Gmc. *deupaz (Cf. O.S. diop, O.Fris. diap, Du. diep, O.H.G. tiof, Ger. tief, O.N. djupr, Dan. dyb, Swed. djup, Goth. diups …   Etymology dictionary

  • deep — deep; deep·en; deep·en·ing·ly; deep·ing; deep·ish; deep·ly; deep·most; deep·ness; deep·wa·ter·man; …   English syllables

  • Deep — Deep, n. 1. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth. [1913 Webster] Courage from the deeps of knowledge springs. Cowley. [1913 Webster] The hollow deep of hell resounded. Milton. [1913 Webster] Blue …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deep — ist: der deutsche Name der polnischen Ortschaft Mrzeżyno. Deep (Musical), Schweiz Deep Dance, Bootleg Mixe Siehe auch: The Deep, Kolberger Deep Deep Creek  Wiktionary: deep – Bedeutungserklärungen, Wortherkunft, Synonyme, Übersetzungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • deep — [adj1] extending very far, usually down abysmal, abyssal, below, beneath, bottomless, broad, buried, deep seated, distant, downreaching, far, fathomless, immersed, inmost, low, profound, rooted, subaqueous, submarine, submerged, subterranean,… …   New thesaurus

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