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Definition 1: a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

(deep is a kind of ...) a sunken or depressed geological formation

(... is an instance of deep) a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile

(... is an instance of deep) a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

(... is an instance of deep) a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet

(... is an instance of deep) a depression in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Haiti and Puerto Rico

Definition 2: literary term for an ocean - [noun denoting object]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • denizens of the deep

(deep is a kind of ...) a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere

Definition 3: the central and most intense or profound part - [noun denoting time]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the deep of night
  • in the deep of winter

(deep is a kind of ...) time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period

"the middle of the war" "rain during the middle of April"

Definition 4: having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deep well
  • a deep dive
  • deep water
  • a deep casserole
  • a deep gash
  • deep massage
  • deep pressure receptors in muscles
  • deep shelves
  • a deep closet
  • surrounded by a deep yard
  • hit the ball to deep center field
  • in deep space
  • waist-deep

(deep is similar to ...) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable

"the abyssal depths of the ocean"

(deep is similar to ...) extremely deep

"a bottomless pit" "a bottomless lake"

(deep is similar to ...) of or carried on in waters of great depth

"a deep-water port"

(deep is similar to ...) 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" "unplumbed depths of the sea" "remote and unsounded caverns"

(deep is similar to ...) (of e.g. closets or refrigerators) extending very far enough back to allow a person to enter

"a deep walk-in refrigerator" "walk-in closets"

(means also ...) of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured

(... are attributes of deep) the extent downward or backward or inward

"the depth of the water" "depth of a shelf" "depth of a closet"

Definition 5: relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deep breath
  • a deep sigh
  • deep concentration
  • deep emotion
  • a deep trance
  • in a deep sleep

(deep is similar to ...) (of sleep) deep and complete

"a heavy sleep" "fell into a profound sleep" "a sound sleeper" "deep wakeless sleep"

(deep is similar to ...) coming from deep within one

"a profound sigh"

(... are attributes of deep) the extent downward or backward or inward

"the depth of the water" "depth of a shelf" "depth of a closet"

Definition 6: to a great depth; far down or in - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dived deeply
  • dug deep

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: to an advanced time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep into the night
  • talked late into the evening

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: to a great distance - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • penetrated deep into enemy territory
  • went deep into the woods

Definition 9: exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep political machinations
  • a deep plot

(deep is similar to ...) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

"the artful dodger" "an artful choice of metaphors"

Definition 10: strong; intense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep purple
  • a rich red

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

(deep is similar to ...) having much or varied color

"colorful autumn leaves"

Definition 11: very distant in time or space - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep in the past
  • deep in enemy territory
  • deep in the woods
  • a deep space probe

(deep is similar to ...) separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

"distant villages" "the sound of distant traffic" "a distant sound" "a distant telephone call"

Definition 12: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
  • a deep metaphysical theory
  • some recondite problem in historiography

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

(deep is similar to ...) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

Definition 13: of an obscure nature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
  • a deep dark secret
  • the inscrutable workings of Providence
  • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life
  • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

(deep is similar to ...) incapable of being explained or accounted for

"inexplicable errors" "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

Definition 14: intense or extreme - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in deep trouble
  • deep happiness

(deep is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 15: large in quantity or size - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep cuts in the budget

(deep is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

Definition 16: with head or back bent low - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deep bow

(deep is similar to ...) literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

"low ceilings" "low clouds" "low hills" "the sun is low" "low furniture" "a low bow"

Definition 17: having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deep voice
  • a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice
  • a bass clarinet

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

(deep is similar to ...) used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

Definition 18: marked by depth of thinking - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep thoughts
  • a deep allegory

(deep is similar to ...) showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

"the differences are profound" "a profound insight" "a profound book" "a profound mind" "profound contempt" "profound regret"

Definition 19: relatively thick from top to bottom - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deep carpets
  • deep snow

(deep is similar to ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

Definition 20: extending relatively far inward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deep border

(deep is similar to ...) having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

"wide roads" "a wide necktie" "wide margins" "three feet wide" "a river two miles broad" "broad shoulders" "a broad river"

Definition 21: (of darkness) densely dark - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thick night
  • thick darkness
  • a face in deep shadow
  • deep night

Synonyms for deep in the sense of this definition

(deep is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

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