Definition of Deep


  • literary term for an ocean
    "denizens of the deep"
  • a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    - oceanic abyss
  • the central and most intense or profound part
    "in the deep of night"
    "in the deep of winter"


  • exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
    "deep political machinations"
    "a deep plot"
  • difficult to penetrate
    incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"
    "a deep metaphysical theory"
    "some recondite problem in historiography"
  • of an obscure nature
    "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"- Rachel Carson
    "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
  • with head or back bent low
    "a deep bow"
  • large in quantity or size
    "deep cuts in the budget"
  • (of darkness) very intense
    "thick night"
    "thick darkness"
    "a face in deep shadow"
    "deep night"
  • extending relatively far inward
    "a deep border"
  • relatively thick from top to bottom
    "deep carpets"
    "deep snow"
  • strong
    "deep purple"
    "a rich red"
  • having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
    "a deep voice"
    "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"
    "a bass clarinet"
  • extreme
    "in deep trouble"
    "deep happiness"
  • very distant in time or space
    "deep in the past"
    "deep in enemy territory"
    "deep in the woods"
    "a deep space probe"
  • 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
    "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"
  • marked by depth of thinking
    "deep thoughts"
    "a deep allegory"
  • relatively deep or strong
    affecting one deeply
    "a deep breath"
    "a deep sigh"
    "deep concentration"
    "deep emotion"
    "a deep trance"
    "in a deep sleep"


  • to a great distance
    "penetrated deep into enemy territory"
    "went deep into the woods"
  • to an advanced time
    "deep into the night"
    "talked late into the evening"
  • to a great depth
    far down
    "dived deeply"
    "dug deep"
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Unscramble deep

10 unscramble word found using the letters deep.

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