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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deep  \Deep\  (d[=e]p),  a.  [Compar.  {Deeper};  superl.  {Deepest}.] 
  [OE.  dep,  deop,  AS  de['o]p;  akin  to  D.  diep,  G.  tief,  Icel. 
  dj[=u]pr,  Sw  diup,  Dan.  dyb,  Goth.  diups;  fr  the  root  of  E. 
  dip,  dive.  See  {Dip},  {Dive}.] 
  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. 
 
  The  water  where  the  brook  is  deep.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Shadowing  squadrons  deep.  --Milton. 
 
  Safely  in  harbor  Is  the  king's  ship  in  the  deep 
  nook.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Speculations  high  or  deep.  --Milton. 
 
  A  question  deep  almost  as  the  mystery  of  life.  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  O  Lord,  .  .  .  thy  thoughts  are  very  deep.  --Ps. 
  xcii.  5. 
 
  5.  Of  penetrating  or  far-reaching  intellect;  not  superficial; 
  thoroughly  skilled;  sagacious;  cunning. 
 
  Deep  clerks  she  dumbs.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Profound;  thorough;  complete;  unmixed;  intense;  heavy; 
  heartfelt;  as  deep  distress;  deep  melancholy;  deep 
  horror.  ``Deep  despair.''  --Milton.  ``Deep  silence.'' 
  --Milton.  ``Deep  sleep.''  --Gen.  ii  21.  ``Deeper 
  darkness.''  -->Hoole.  ``Their  deep  poverty.''  --2  Cor. 
  viii.  2. 
 
  An  attitude  of  deep  respect.  --Motley. 
 
  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. 
  ``The  deep  thunder.''  --Byron. 
 
  The  bass  of  heaven's  deep  organ.  --Milton. 
 
  9.  Muddy;  boggy;  sandy;  --  said  of  roads.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  ways  in  that  vale  were  very  deep.  --Clarendon. 
 
  {A  deep  line  of  operations}  (Military),  a  long  line 
 
  {Deep  mourning}  (Costume),  mourning  complete  and  strongly 
  marked,  the  garments  being  not  only  all  black,  but  also 
  composed  of  lusterless  materials  and  of  such  fashion  as  is 
  identified  with  mourning  garments. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deep  \Deep\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  deep,  especially  deep  water,  as  the  sea  or 
  ocean;  an  abyss;  a  great  depth. 
 
  Courage  from  the  deeps  of  knowledge  springs. 
  --Cowley. 
 
  The  hollow  deep  of  hell  resounded.  --Milton. 
 
  Blue  Neptune  storms,  the  bellowing  deeps  resound. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  profound,  not  easily  fathomed,  or 
  incomprehensible;  a  moral  or  spiritual  depth  or  abyss. 
 
  Thy  judgments  are  a  great  deep.  --Ps.  xxxvi 
  6. 
 
  {Deep  of  night},  the  most  quiet  or  profound  part  of  night; 
  dead  of  night. 
 
  The  deep  of  night  is  crept  upon  our  talk.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deep  \Deep\,  adv 
  To  a  great  depth;  with  depth;  far  down  profoundly;  deeply. 
 
  Deep-versed  in  books,  and  shallow  in  himself.  --Milton. 
 
  Drink  deep,  or  taste  not  the  Pierian  spring.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  Deep,  in  its  usual  adverbial  senses  is  often  prefixed 
  to  an  adjective;  as  deep-chested,  deep-cut, 
  deep-seated,  deep-toned,  deep-voiced,  ``deep-uddered 
  kine.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deep 
  adj  1:  relatively  deep  or  strong;  affecting  one  deeply;  "a  deep 
  breath";  "a  deep  sigh";  "deep  concentration";  "deep 
  emotion";  "a  deep  trance";  "in  a  deep  sleep"  [ant:  {shallow}] 
  2:  marked  by  depth  of  thinking;  "deep  thoughts";  "a  deep 
  allegory" 
  3:  having  great  spatial  extension  or  penetration;  downward  ("a 
  deep  well";  "a  deep  dive";  "deep  water";  "a  deep 
  casserole");  or  inward  from  an  outer  surface  ("a  deep 
  gash";  "deep  massage";  "deep  pressure  receptors  in 
  muscles");  or  backward  ("deep  shelves";  "a  deep  closet"); 
  or  laterally  ("surrounded  by  a  deep  yard");  or  outward 
  from  a  center  ((sports)  "hit  the  ball  to  deep  center 
  field");  sometimes  used  in  combination;  "waist-deep"  [ant: 
  {shallow}] 
  4:  very  distant  in  time  or  space;  "deep  in  the  past";  "deep  in 
  enemy  territory";  "deep  in  the  woods";  "a  deep  space 
  probe" 
  5:  extreme;  "in  deep  trouble";  "deep  happiness" 
  6:  having  or  denoting  a  low  vocal  or  instrumental  range;  "a 
  deep  voice";  "a  bass  voice  is  lower  than  a  baritone 
  voice";  "a  bass  clarinet"  [syn:  {bass}] 
  7:  strong;  intense;  "deep  purple";  "a  rich  red"  [syn:  {rich}] 
  8:  relatively  thick  from  top  to  bottom;  "deep  carpets";  "deep 
  snow" 
  9:  extending  relatively  far  inward;  "a  deep  border" 
  10:  (of  darkness)  very  intense;  "thick  night";  "thick  darkness"; 
  "a  face  in  deep  shadow";  "deep  night"  [syn:  {thick}] 
  11:  large  in  quantity  or  size;  "deep  cuts  in  the  budget" 
  12:  with  head  or  back  bent  low  "a  deep  bow" 
  13:  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  totally  mystifying  to 
  visitors  from  other  lands"  [syn:  {cryptic},  {cryptical}, 
  {inscrutable},  {mysterious},  {mystifying}] 
  14:  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"  [syn:  {abstruse},  {recondite}] 
  15:  exhibiting  great  cunning  usually  with  secrecy;  "deep 
  political  machinations";  "a  deep  plot" 
  n  :  an  especially  deep  part  of  a  sea  or  ocean  [syn:  {oceanic 
  abyss}] 
  adv  1:  to  a  great  depth;  "dived  deeply";  "dug  deep"  [syn:  {deeply}] 
  2:  to  an  advanced  time;  "deep  into  the  night";  "talked  late 
  into  the  evening"  [syn:  {late}] 
  3:  to  far  into  space;  "penetrated  deep  into  enemy  territory"; 
  "went  deep  into  the  woods"; 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Deep 
  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). 
 




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