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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rudd  \Rudd\,  n.  [See  {Rud},  n.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fresh-water  European  fish  of  the  Carp  family  ({Leuciscus 
  erythrophthalmus}).  It  is  about  the  size  and  shape  of  the 
  roach,  but  it  has  the  dorsal  fin  farther  back  a  stouter 
  body,  and  red  irises.  Called  also  {redeye},  {roud}, 
  {finscale},  and  {shallow}.  A  blue  variety  is  called 
  {azurine},  or  {blue  roach}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shallow  \Shal"low\,  a.  [Compar.  {Shallower};  superl. 
  {Shallowest}.]  [OE.  schalowe  probably  originally,  sloping  or 
  shelving;  cf  Icel.  skj[=a]lgr  wry,  squinting,  AS  sceolh  D. 
  &  G.  scheel,  OHG.  schelah.  Cf  {Shelve}  to  slope,  {Shoal} 
  1.  Not  deep;  having  little  depth;  shoal.  ``Shallow  brooks, 
  and  rivers  wide.''  --Milton. 
  2.  Not  deep  in  tone.  [R.] 
  The  sound  perfecter  and  not  so  shallow  and  jarring. 
  3.  Not  intellectually  deep;  not  profound;  not  penetrating 
  deeply;  simple;  not  wise  or  knowing;  ignorant; 
  superficial;  as  a  shallow  mind;  shallow  learning. 
  The  king  was  neither  so  shallow,  nor  so  ill 
  advertised,  as  not  to  perceive  the  intention  of  the 
  French  king.  --Bacon. 
  Deep  versed  in  books,  and  shallow  in  himself. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shallow  \Shal"low\,  n. 
  1.  A  place  in  a  body  of  water  where  the  water  is  not  deep;  a 
  shoal;  a  flat;  a  shelf. 
  A  swift  stream  is  not  heard  in  the  channel,  but  upon 
  shallows  of  gravel.  --Bacon. 
  Dashed  on  the  shallows  of  the  moving  sand.  --Dryden. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  rudd.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shallow  \Shal"low\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  shallow.  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shallow  \Shal"low\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  shallow,  as  water. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  lacking  physical  depth;  having  little  spatial  extension; 
  downward  ("shallow  water";  "a  shallow  dish");  or 
  inward  from  an  outer  surface  ("a  shallow  cut");  or 
  backward  ("a  shallow  closet";  "established  a  shallow 
  beachhead");  or  outward  from  a  center  ((sports)  "hit 
  the  ball  to  shallow  left  field")  [ant:  {deep}] 
  2:  not  deep  or  strong;  not  affecting  one  deeply;  "shallow 
  breathing";  "a  night  of  shallow  fretful  sleep";  "in  a 
  shallow  trance"  [ant:  {deep}] 
  3:  lacking  depth  of  intellect  or  knowledge;  concerned  only  with 
  what  is  obvious;  "shallow  people";  "his  arguments  seemed 
  shallow  and  tedious" 
  n  :  a  stretch  of  shallow  water  [syn:  {shoal}] 
  v  1:  make  shallow;  "The  silt  shallowed  the  canal"  [syn:  {shoal}] 
  2:  become  shallow;  "the  lake  shallowed  over  time"  [syn:  {shoal}] 

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