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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profound  \Pro*found"\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  sink  deeply;  to  cause  to  dive  or  penetrate  far 
  down  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profound  \Pro*found"\,  v.  i. 
  To  dive  deeply;  to  penetrate.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profound  \Pro*found"\,  a.  [F.  profond,  L.  profundus  pro  before 
  forward  +  fundus  the  bottom.  See  {Found}  to  establish, 
  {Bottom}  lowest  part.] 
  1.  Descending  far  below  the  surface;  opening  or  reaching  to  a 
  great  depth;  deep.  ``A  gulf  profound.''  --Milton. 
  2.  Intellectually  deep;  entering  far  into  subjects;  reaching 
  to  the  bottom  of  a  matter,  or  of  a  branch  of  learning; 
  thorough;  as  a  profound  investigation  or  treatise;  a 
  profound  scholar;  profound  wisdom. 
  3.  Characterized  by  intensity;  deeply  felt;  pervading; 
  overmastering;  far-reaching;  strongly  impressed;  as  a 
  profound  sleep.  ``Profound  sciatica.''  --Shak. 
  Of  the  profound  corruption  of  this  class  there  can 
  be  no  doubt.  --Milman. 
  4.  Bending  low  exhibiting  or  expressing  deep  humility; 
  lowly;  submissive;  as  a  profound  bow. 
  What  humble  gestures!  What  profound  reverence! 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Profound  \Pro*found"\,  n. 
  1.  The  deep;  the  sea;  the  ocean. 
  God  in  the  fathomless  profound  Hath  all  this  choice 
  commanders  drowned.  --Sandys. 
  2.  An  abyss.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  showing  intellectual  penetration  or  emotional  depths;  from 
  the  depths  of  your  being  "the  differences  are 
  profound";  "a  profound  insight";  "a  profound  book";  "a 
  profound  mind";  "profound  contempt";  "profound  regret" 
  [ant:  {superficial}] 
  2:  of  the  greatest  intensity;  complete;  "a  profound  silence"; 
  "a  state  of  profound  shock" 
  3:  far-reaching  and  thoroughgoing  in  effect  especially  on  the 
  nature  of  something  "the  fundamental  revolution  in  human 
  values  that  has  occurred";  "the  book  underwent  fundamental 
  changes";  "committed  the  fundamental  error  of  confusing 
  spending  with  extravagance";  "profound  social  changes" 
  [syn:  {fundamental}] 
  4:  coming  from  deep  within  one  "a  profound  sigh" 
  5:  (of  sleep)  deep  and  complete;  "a  heavy  sleep";  "fell  into  a 
  profound  sleep";  "a  sound  sleeper";  "deep  wakeless  sleep" 
  [syn:  {heavy},  {sound},  {wakeless}] 
  6:  situated  at  or  extending  to  great  depth;  too  deep  to  have 
  been  sounded  or  plumbed;  "the  profound  depths  of  the  sea"; 
  "the  dark  unfathomed  caves  of  ocean"-Thomas  Gray; 
  "unplumbed  depths  of  the  sea";  "remote  and  unsounded 
  caverns"  [syn:  {unfathomed},  {unplumbed},  {unsounded}] 

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