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Definition of Deep


  1. Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.
  2. Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.
  3. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.
  4. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
  5. Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
  6. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.
  7. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.
  8. Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
  9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads.
  10. To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
  11. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
  12. That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.

Deep Quotations

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. - Robert Frost
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe
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Deep Translations

deep in Afrikaans is diep
deep in Danish is dyb
deep in Dutch is laag, zwaar
deep in German is tief
deep in Italian is cupo
deep in Latin is altus, profundus
deep in Norwegian is dyp
deep in Portuguese is profundamente
deep in Spanish is profundo, hondo
deep in Swedish is djup
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