deep has definitions from the fields of geography,geology
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[ adjective ] relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

Examples

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

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

He thought how this dainty , fragile older woman threading her way through the streets of Westminster on a day in June , enjoying the flowers in the shops , the greetings from old friends , but never really drawing a deep , passionate breath , was so like himself .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Watson snatched a deep breath .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

For many nights afterward , the idea of her having been so close to me in_that imagined bed would return and fill me with obscure and painful desires , would cause me to lie_awake in shame , tossing with irresolution , longing to fall into a deep sleep .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

He drew a deep breath .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Digby heaved a deep ethereal sigh .

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shallow profound heavy depth

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[ adjective ] marked by depth of thinking

Examples

"deep thoughts" "a deep allegory"

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

In_the_last_analysis , religion is the means of inducing , formulating , expressing , enhancing , implementing , and perpetuating man 's deepest experience - the religious .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

And even deeper than that :

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profound

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[ adjective ] having great spatial extension or penetration; downward ("a deep well"); inward from an outer surface ("a deep gash"); backward ("deep shelves"); laterally ("a deep yard"); outward; sometimes used in combination

Examples

"waist-deep"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Place your Power_Stands in position and adjust their height so_that this will correspond to the height of your shoulders when you are in a deep leg split as for a heavy Clean .

Place a suitably loaded barbell across them ; grasp the bar ( which will rest against the back of your neck ) ; extend your feet forward and backward until you are in a deep leg split .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The cores of deep sea sediments and content of collectors in remote regions are valuable in this category .

A measure of the total mass accretion of meteoritic material by the Earth is obtained from analyses of deep sea sediments and dust collected in remote regions ( Pettersson , 1960 ) .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

The deep concave gradient employed ( fig. 2 ) was obtained with a nine chambered gradient elution device ( `` Varigrad '' , reference ( 8 ) ) and has been described elsewhere .

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[ adjective ] very distant in time or space

Examples

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

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

In the ninth , Robinson led off with his second double of the night , a blast off the fence 375 feet deep into left .

Jackie_Brandt singled deep into the hole at short to start the rally .

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

In the third Frank_Robinson hammered a long home_run deep into the corner of the bleachers in right center , about 400 feet away , with two men on .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

If he were to go with White , he would be out there two days , not just listening in the dark at some point between here and Papa-san , but moving ever deeper into enemy land - behind Papa-san itself .

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distant

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[ adjective ] extreme

Examples

"in deep trouble" "deep happiness"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

As for the ladies , they were full of charm , and sincerity , and deep and abiding affection for this hurrying driving , honest , little man .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

Like Eliot , in my fantasies , I had a proud bearing and , with a skill that was vaguely continental , I would lead Jessica through an evening of dancing and handsome descriptions of my newest exploits , would guide her gently to the night 's climax which , in my dreams , was always represented by our almost suffocating one another to death with deep , moist kisses burning with love .

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intense

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[ adjective ] having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

Synonyms

bass

Examples

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

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Scotty would hear the front_door in the evening and then his father 's deep slow voice ; it floated up the stairs .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

The figure in the corner belched loudly , a deep , liquid eruption .

- You talk deep .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He had a deep voice which was full of good food she had cooked , and good_humor ; an explosive laugh which always carried everything before it .

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low

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[ adverb ] to a great depth;

Synonyms

deeply

Examples

"dived deeply" "dug deep"

Used in print

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

His light blue eyes , set deep within the face , are actively and continually looking .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

`` There is a spark dwells deep within my soul .

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[ adjective ] strong; intense

Synonyms

rich

Examples

"deep purple" "a rich red"

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Below the moon_splashed world rolled away to insurmountable white peaks ; above him the deep blue sky glittered with stars .

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colorful

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[ adjective ] relatively thick from top to bottom

Examples

"deep carpets" "deep snow"

Used in print

(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

She looked out at the corn field , the great green deep acres of it rolled_out like the sea in the field beyond the whitewashed fence bordering the grounds .

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thick

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[ adjective ] extending relatively far inward

Examples

"a deep border"

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wide

11
[ adjective ] with head or back bent low

Examples

"a deep bow"

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low

12
[ adjective ] of an obscure nature

Examples

"the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms" "a deep dark secret" "the inscrutable workings of Providence" "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"

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inexplicable

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[ noun ] the central and most intense or profound part

Examples

"in the deep of night" "in the deep of winter"

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middle

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29119
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[ adjective ] large in quantity or size

Examples

"deep cuts in the budget"

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large

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[ adjective ] exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy

Examples

"deep political machinations" "a deep plot"

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artful

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[ adverb ] to far into space

Examples

"penetrated deep into enemy territory" "went deep into the woods";

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[ adverb ] to an advanced time

Synonyms

late

Examples

"deep into the night" "talked late into the evening"

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[ adjective ] (of darkness) very intense

Synonyms

thick

Examples

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

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intense

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[ noun ] (geology,geography) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
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[ adjective ] difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

Synonyms

recondite abstruse

Examples

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

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esoteric

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[ noun ] (geography) literary term for an ocean

Synonyms

oceanic_abyss

Examples

"denizens of the deep"

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body_of_water ocean main

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