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  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. 




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