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1 extending far downward
  • lowered their bucket down a deep well
  • the ax made a deep cut into the wood

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2 having a low musical pitch or range
  • the tour guide had an impressively deep voice

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5 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning
  • one of those deep passages in the Bible that can be interpreted in any number of different ways

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8 having considerable extent
  • an economist with a deep understanding of the forces that propel the global economy

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9 having the mind fixed on something
  • I was so deep in the mystery novel that I didn't hear the doorbell

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10 not close in time or space
  • an episode in her deep past that she had never spoken about, even to her husband

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1 the most intense or characteristic phase of something
  • the kind of cold weather that we usually have only in the deep of winter

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2 the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of the earth
  • sailors exploring the farther reaches of the briny deep

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3 an immeasurable depth or space
  • the belief that somewhere in the deep of outer space humankind will meet its ultimate destiny

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broad, wide, deep mean having horizontal extent. broad and wide apply to a surface measured or viewed from side to side. a broad avenue wide is more common when units of measurement are mentioned rugs eight feet wide or applied to unfilled space between limits. a wide doorway broad is preferred when full horizontal extent is considered. broad shoulders deep may indicate horizontal extent away from the observer or from a front or peripheral point. a deep cupboard deep woods

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The first known use of deep was before the 12th century

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“Deep.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deep. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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