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Definition 1: a stretch of shallow water - [noun denoting object]

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(shallow is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

Definition 2: become shallow - [verb of change]

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

  • the lake shallowed over time

Synonyms for shallow in the sense of this definition

(shallow is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 3: make shallow - [verb of change]

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

  • The silt shallowed the canal

Synonyms for shallow in the sense of this definition

(shallow is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 4: lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • shallow water
  • a shallow dish
  • a shallow cut
  • a shallow closet
  • established a shallow beachhead
  • hit the ball to shallow left field

(shallow is similar to ...) coming only to the ankle or knee

(shallow is similar to ...) shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle

"the stream was fordable"

(shallow is similar to ...) relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast

"neritic fauna"

(shallow is similar to ...) occurring on or near the surface of the skin

"superficial burns" "superficial facial injuries"

(shallow is similar to ...) full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals

"reefy shallows" "shoaly waters"

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

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

Definition 5: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • shallow breathing
  • a night of shallow fretful sleep
  • in a shallow trance

(shallow is similar to ...) (of sleep) easily disturbed

"in a light doze" "a light sleeper" "a restless wakeful night"

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

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

Definition 6: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • shallow people
  • his arguments seemed shallow and tedious

(shallow is similar to ...) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

"superficial similarities" "a superficial mind" "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy" "superficial knowledge" "the superficial report didn't give the true picture" "only superficial differences"

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