1. Relatively deep or strong;
    Affecting one deeply (synset 300696211)
    "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
  2. Marked by depth of thinking (synset 301879131)
    "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory"
  3. 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 (synset 300693335)
    "a 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"
  4. Very distant in time or space (synset 300447971)
    "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe"
  5. Intense or extreme (synset 301515033)
    "in deep trouble"; "deep happiness"
  6. Having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range (synset 301218606)
    "a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet"
  7. Strong;
    Intense (synset 300404462)
    "deep purple"; "a rich red"
  8. Relatively thick from top to bottom (synset 302419779)
    "deep carpets"; "deep snow"
  9. Extending relatively far inward (synset 302572121)
    "a deep border"
  10. (of darkness) densely dark (synset 301517859)
    "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
  11. Large in quantity or size (synset 301387980)
    "deep cuts in the budget"
  12. With head or back bent low (synset 301209588)
    "a deep bow"
  13. Of an obscure nature (synset 300942713)
    "the 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"
  14. Difficult to penetrate;
    Incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge (synset 300902519)
    "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
  15. Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy (synset 300150388)
    "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot"
  1. The central and most intense or profound part (synset 115292202)
    "in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter"
  2. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor (synset 109484445)
  3. Literary term for an ocean (synset 109286717)
    "denizens of the deep"
  1. To a great depth;
    Far down or in (synset 400306956)
    "dived deeply"; "dug deep"
  2. To an advanced time (synset 400307214)
    "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"
  3. To a great distance (synset 400307076)
    "penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods"

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