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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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English

Etymology

Old English dēop

Pronunciation

Adjective

deep (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
deep

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having its bottom far down.
  2. Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.
    That is a deep thought
  3. Seriously or to a significant extent, not superficial.
    I just meant to help out a little, but now I'm deep into it
    They're deep in discussion
    I feel it deep in my heart
  4. In extent in a direction away from the observer.
    The shelves are 30cm deep
  5. Thick in a vertical direction.
    That cyclist's deep chest allows him to draw more air
    There was a deep layer of soot over the window
  6. Voluminous
    to take a deep breath / sigh / drink
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Low in pitch
    She has a very deep contralto
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Dark and highly saturated
    That's a very deep shade of blue
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1): of a fielding position near the boundary, or closer to the boundary than one being compared to.
    He is fielding at deep mid wicket.
  10. a long way inside
    deep into the forest
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a long way forward
    a deep volley
  12. in a number of rows or layers
    A crowd three deep along the funeral procession
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) difficult to awake
    in a deep sleep
  14. right into one's mind
    He looked deep into her eyes
  15. with a lot of
    deep in debt
  16. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Relatively farther downfield.
  17. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) three deep.
    Cigar Pal broke a bit slow, trailed by more than seven lengths after a half-mile, swung three deep into the stretch, rallied from eighth to make up more than four lengths and was nosed out six furlongs on the turf. (Greg Melikov on http://www.sportsbook.com)

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Adverb

deep (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
deep

Comparative
{{{1}}}

Superlative
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  1. deeply

Translations

Noun

Singular
deep

Plural
-

deep (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (meaning 1 above) part of a lake, sea, etc.
    creatures of the deep
  2. (US) (rare) The deep (meaning 2 above) part of a problem.
  3. (with "the"): the sea, the ocean
  4. (cricket) A fielding position near the boundary
    Russell is a safe pair of hands in the deep

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