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Dictionary definition for: Deep

1. (n) the central and most intense or profound part; "in the deep of night" "in the deep of winter"

2. (r) to a great depth; "dived deeply" "dug deep"

3. (a) relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath" "a deep sigh" "deep concentration" "deep emotion" "a deep trance" "in a deep sleep"

4. (n) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

5. (r) to an advanced time; "deep into the night" "talked late into the evening"

6. (s) marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts" "a deep allegory"

7. (a) 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 m

8. (r) to far into space; "penetrated deep into enemy territory" "went deep into the woods"

9. (n) literary term for an ocean; "denizens of the deep"

10. (s) very distant in time or space; "deep in the past" "deep in enemy territory" "deep in the woods" "a deep space probe"

11. (s) extreme; "in deep trouble" "deep happiness"

12. (s) having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "a deep voice" "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice" "a bass clarinet"

13. (s) strong; intense; "deep purple" "a rich red"

14. (s) relatively thick from top to bottom; "deep carpets" "deep snow"

15. (s) extending relatively far inward; "a deep border"

16. (s) (of darkness) very intense; "thick night" "thick darkness" "a face in deep shadow" "deep night"

17. (s) large in quantity or size; "deep cuts in the budget"

18. (s) with head or back bent low; "a deep bow"

19. (s) of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms" "a deep dark secret" "the inscrutible workings of Providence" "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals t

20. (s) 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"

21. (s) exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; "deep political machinations" "a deep plot"

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