adjective, deeper, deepest.
extending far down from the top or surface:
a deep well; a deep valley.
extending far in or back from the front or from an edge, surface, opening, etc., considered as the front:
a deep shelf.
extending far in width; broad:
deep lace; a deep border.
ranging far from the earth and sun:
a deep space probe.
having a specified dimension in depth:
a tank 8 feet deep.
covered or immersed to a specified depth (often used in combination):
standing knee-deep in water.
having a specified width or number of items from front to back (often used in combination):
shelves that are 10 inches deep; cars lined up at the entrance gates three-deep.
extending or cutting far down relative to the surface of a given object:
The knife made a deep scar in the table.
situated far down, in, or back:
deep below the surface; deep in the woods.
reaching or advancing far down:
a deep dive.
coming from far down:
a deep breath.
made with the body bent or lowered to a considerable degree:
a deep bow.
immersed or submerged in or heavily covered with (followed by in):
a road deep in mud.
difficult to penetrate or understand; abstruse:
a deep allegory.
not superficial; profound:
grave or serious:
great in measure; intense; extreme:
sound and heavy; profound:
(of colors) dark and vivid:
a deep red.
low in pitch, as sound, a voice, or the like:
deep, sonorous tones.
having penetrating intellectual powers:
a deep scholar.
profoundly cunning or artful:
a deep and crafty scheme.
deep, dark secrets.
immersed or involved; enveloped:
a man deep in debt.
deep in thought.
Baseball. relatively far from home plate:
He hit the ball into deep center field.
Linguistics. belonging to an early stage in the transformational derivation of a sentence; belonging to the deep structure.
the deep part of a body of water, especially an area of the ocean floor having a depth greater than 18,000 feet (5400 meters).
a vast extent, as of space or time.
the part of greatest intensity, as of winter.
Nautical. any of the unmarked levels, one fathom apart, on a deep-sea lead line.
Compare mark1 (def 20).
the deep, Chiefly Literary. the sea or ocean:
He was laid to rest in the deep.
adverb, deeper, deepest.
to or at a considerable or specified depth:
The boat rode deep in the water.
far on in time:
He claimed he could see deep into the future.
Baseball. at or to a deep place or position:
The outfielders played deep, knowing the batter’s reputation as a slugger.
go off the deep end,
to enter upon a course of action with heedless or irresponsible indifference to consequences.
to become emotionally overwrought.
having made or committed oneself to make a large financial investment.
in deep water,
in difficult or serious circumstances; in trouble.
in a situation beyond the range of one’s capability or skill:
You’re a good student, but you’ll be in deep water in medical school.
extending or situated relatively far down from a surface: a deep pool
extending or situated relatively far inwards, backwards, or sideways: a deep border of trees
(cricket) relatively far from the pitch: the deep field, deep third man
(postpositive) of a specified dimension downwards, inwards, or backwards: six feet deep
(in combination): a six-foot-deep trench
coming from or penetrating to a great depth: a deep breath
difficult to understand or penetrate; abstruse
learned or intellectually demanding: a deep discussion
of great intensity; extreme: deep happiness, deep trouble
(postpositive) foll by in. absorbed or enveloped (by); engrossed or immersed (in): deep in study, deep in debt
very cunning or crafty; devious: a deep plot
mysterious or obscure: a deep secret
(of a colour) having an intense or dark hue
low in pitch or tone: a deep voice
(informal) go off the deep end
to lose one’s temper; react angrily
(mainly US) to act rashly
in deep water, in a tricky position or in trouble
throw someone in at the deep end, See end1 (sense 28)
any deep place on land or under water, esp below 6000 metres (3000 fathoms)
a poetic term for the ocean
(cricket) the area of the field relatively far from the pitch
the most profound, intense, or central part: the deep of winter
a vast extent, as of space or time
(nautical) one of the intervals on a sounding lead, one fathom apart
far on in time; late: they worked deep into the night
profoundly or intensely
(informal) deep down, in reality, esp as opposed to appearance: she is a very kind person deep down
deep in the past, long ago
Copious, esp well supplied with good athletes: They may not be very deep on the bench, but they’re smart/ Fudgie’s set was deep, and fifty people showed up (1980s+)
Intense; profound: deep reading of philosophy books
used to denote (1) the grave or the abyss (Rom. 10:7; Luke 8:31); (2) the deepest part of the sea (Ps. 69:15); (3) the chaos mentioned in Gen. 1:2; (4) the bottomless pit, hell (Rev. 9:1, 2; 11:7; 20:13).
verb (used with or without object) 1. to make or become deep or deeper: Larger ships will be able to navigate the river after the main channel is deepened. The shadows deepened toward late afternoon. 2. Meteorology. to decrease in atmospheric pressure: a deepening cyclone. verb 1. to make or become deep, deeper, or more […]
adjective, deeper, deepest. 1. extending far down from the top or surface: a deep well; a deep valley. 2. extending far in or back from the front or from an edge, surface, opening, etc., considered as the front: a deep shelf. 3. extending far in width; broad: deep lace; a deep border. 4. ranging far […]
verb (used with object), defaced, defacing. 1. to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure: to deface a wall by writing on it. 2. to efface, obliterate, or injure the surface of, as to make illegible or invalid: to deface a bond. verb 1. (transitive) to spoil or mar the surface, legibility, or appearance of; […]
noun 1. failure to act; inaction or neglect: They lost their best client by sheer default. 2. failure to meet financial obligations. 3. Law. failure to perform an act or obligation legally required, especially to appear in court or to plead at a time assigned. 4. Sports. failure to arrive in time for, participate in, […]