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Deep vs. Meaningful

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Deepadjective

Extending far away from a point of reference, especially downwards.

Meaningfuladjective

Having meaning, significant.

‘I think we made a meaningful contribution to this project today.’;

Deepadjective

Extending far down from the top or surface; having its bottom far down.

‘We hiked into a deep valley between tall mountains.’; ‘There was a deep layer of dust on the floor; the room had not been disturbed for many years.’;

Meaningful

Having a meaning or purpose; having significance; as, a meaningful explanation; a meaningful discussion; a meaningful pause; to live a meaningful life. Opposite of meaningless.

Deepadjective

Far in extent in another (non-downwards, but generally also non-upwards) direction away from a point of reference.

‘The shelves are 30 centimetres deep. — They are deep shelves.’;

Meaningfuladjective

having a meaning or purpose;

‘a meaningful explanation’; ‘a meaningful discussion’; ‘a meaningful pause’;

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Deepadjective

In a (specified) number of rows or layers.

‘a crowd three deep along the funeral procession’;

Deepadjective

Thick.

‘That cyclist's deep chest allows him to draw more air.’;

Deepadjective

Voluminous.

‘to take a deep breath / sigh / drink’;

Deepadjective

A long way inside; situated far in or back.

‘deep into the forest;’; ‘deep in the forest’;

Deepadjective

Complex, involved.

Deepadjective

Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.

‘That is a deep thought!’;

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Deepadjective

To a significant, not superficial, extent.

‘I just meant to help out a little, but now I'm deep into it.’; ‘They're deep in discussion.’;

Deepadjective

Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; intricate; obscure.

‘a deep subject or plot’;

Deepadjective

Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.

Deepadjective

Low in pitch.

‘She has a very deep contralto voice.’;

Deepadjective

(of a color) Highly saturated.

‘That's a very deep shade of blue.’;

Deepadjective

(sleep) Sound, heavy (describing a state of sleep from which one is not easily awoken).

‘He was in a deep sleep.’;

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Deepadjective

Immersed, submerged (in).

‘deep in debt;’; ‘deep in the mud;’; ‘waist-deep in the muddy water’;

Deepadjective

Muddy; boggy; sandy; said of roads.

Deepadverb

Deeply.

Deepnoun

The deep part of a lake, sea, etc.

‘creatures of the deep’;

Deepnoun

A silent time; quiet isolation.

‘the deep of night’;

Deepnoun

(rare) A deep shade of colour.

Deepnoun

The profound part of a problem.

Deepnoun

(with "the") The sea, the ocean.

Deepnoun

(cricket) A fielding position near the boundary.

‘Russell is a safe pair of hands in the deep.’;

Deepadjective

Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.

‘The water where the brook is deep.’;

Deepadjective

Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.

‘Shadowing squadrons deep.’; ‘Safely in harborIs the king's ship in the deep nook.’;

Deepadjective

Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.

Deepadjective

Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; - opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.

‘Speculations high or deep.’; ‘A question deep almost as the mystery of life.’; ‘O Lord, . . . thy thoughts are very deep.’;

Deepadjective

Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.

‘Deep clerks she dumbs.’;

Deepadjective

Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.

‘An attitude of deep respect.’;

Deepadjective

Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.

Deepadjective

Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.

‘The bass of heaven's deep organ.’;

Deepadjective

Muddy; boggy; sandy; - said of roads.

‘The ways in that vale were very deep.’;

Deepadverb

To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.

‘Deep-versed in books, and shallow in himself.’; ‘Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.’;

Deepnoun

That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.

‘Courage from the deeps of knowledge springs.’; ‘The hollow deep of hell resounded.’; ‘Blue Neptune storms, the bellowing deeps resound.’;

Deepnoun

That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.

‘Thy judgments are a great deep.’; ‘The deep of night is crept upon our talk.’;

Deepnoun

the central and most intense or profound part;

‘in the deep of night’; ‘in the deep of winter’;

Deepnoun

a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

Deepnoun

literary term for an ocean;

‘denizens of the deep’;

Deepadjective

relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;

‘a deep breath’; ‘a deep sigh’; ‘deep concentration’; ‘deep emotion’; ‘a deep trance’; ‘in a deep sleep’;

Deepadjective

marked by depth of thinking;

‘deep thoughts’; ‘a deep allegory’;

Deepadjective

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’; ‘waist-deep’;

Deepadjective

very distant in time or space;

‘deep in the past’; ‘deep in enemy territory’; ‘deep in the woods’; ‘a deep space probe’;

Deepadjective

extreme;

‘in deep trouble’; ‘deep happiness’;

Deepadjective

having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;

‘a deep voice’; ‘a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice’; ‘a bass clarinet’;

Deepadjective

strong; intense;

‘deep purple’; ‘a rich red’;

Deepadjective

relatively thick from top to bottom;

‘deep carpets’; ‘deep snow’;

Deepadjective

extending relatively far inward;

‘a deep border’;

Deepadjective

(of darkness) very intense;

‘thick night’; ‘thick darkness’; ‘a face in deep shadow’; ‘deep night’;

Deepadjective

large in quantity or size;

‘deep cuts in the budget’;

Deepadjective

with head or back bent low;

‘a deep bow’;

Deepadjective

of an obscure nature;

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

Deepadjective

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’;

Deepadjective

exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;

‘deep political machinations’; ‘a deep plot’;

Deepadverb

to a great depth;

‘dived deeply’; ‘dug deep’;

Deepadverb

to an advanced time;

‘deep into the night’; ‘talked late into the evening’;

Deepadverb

to far into space;

‘penetrated deep into enemy territory’; ‘went deep into the woods’;

Deepadjective

extending far down from the top or surface

‘the lake was deep and cold’; ‘a deep gorge’;

Deepadjective

extending or situated far in from the outer edge or surface

‘a deep alcove’; ‘deep in the woods’;

Deepadjective

(after a measurement and in questions) extending a specified distance from the top, surface, or outer edge

‘the well was 200 feet deep’;

Deepadjective

as far up or down as a specified point

‘they stood waist-deep in the water’;

Deepadjective

in a specified number of ranks one behind another

‘they were standing three-deep at the bar’;

Deepadjective

taking in or giving out a lot of air

‘she took a deep breath’;

Deepadjective

(of a fielding position) relatively distant from the batsman; near the boundary

‘deep midwicket’;

Deepadjective

(in ball games) to or from a position far down or across the field

‘a deep cross from Neill’;

Deepadjective

very intense or extreme

‘she was in deep trouble’; ‘a deep sleep’;

Deepadjective

(of an emotion or feeling) intensely felt

‘deep disappointment’;

Deepadjective

profound or penetrating in awareness or understanding

‘a deep analysis’;

Deepadjective

difficult to understand

‘this is all getting too deep for me’;

Deepadjective

fully absorbed or involved in (a state or activity)

‘they were deep in their own thoughts’;

Deepadjective

(of a person) unpredictable and secretive

‘that Thomas is a deep one’;

Deepadjective

(of sound) low in pitch and full in tone; not shrill

‘a deep, resonant voice’;

Deepadjective

(of colour) dark and intense

‘a deep pink’;

Deepnoun

the sea

‘denizens of the deep’;

Deepnoun

a deep part of the sea

‘the dark and menacing deeps’; ‘the deeps of her imagination’;

Deepnoun

the part of the field distant from the batsman.

Deepadverb

far down or in; deeply

‘he travelled deep into the forest’;

Deepadverb

(in sport) distant from the batsman or forward line of one's team

‘he swung the ball in deep’;

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