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Deep appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Dick had a dog,
    the dog dug,
    the dog dug deep,
    how deep did Dick's dog dig?
    (by Alexandra Hunt)

Deep appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • While making deep excavations we found some quaint bronze jewelry. (56 letters)
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Deep appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Deep, I wipe Ed.
  • Emil peed deep lime.
  • Deep sleep or DNA can drop eel speed.
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Usage statistics for the adjective deep:

imaginative writing69.89%informational writing30.11%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun deep:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective deep:

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The word deep is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective deep

What does deep mean as an attribute of a noun?

Deep is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: deeper | deepest

  1. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
  2. marked by depth of thinking
    • examples: deep thoughts | a deep allegory
    • similar: profound
  3. 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
  4. very distant in time or space
    • examples: deep in the past | deep in enemy territory | deep in the woods | a deep space probe
    • similar: distant
  5. intense or extreme
    • examples: in deep trouble | deep happiness
    • similar: intense
  6. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
  7. strong; intense
  8. relatively thick from top to bottom
    • examples: deep carpets | deep snow
    • similar: thick
  9. extending relatively far inward
  10. (of darkness) densely dark
    • examples: a face in deep shadow | deep night
    • synonym of deep: thick
    • similar: intense
  11. large in quantity or size
    • example: deep cuts in the budget
    • similar: big / large
  12. with head or back bent low
    • example: a deep bow
    • similar: low
  13. of an obscure nature
  14. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
  15. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
    • examples: deep political machinations | a deep plot
    • similar: artful

Alternative definition of the adjective deep


  1. [context: of a hole, water, ravine, cut, etc] Having its bottom far down.
  2. Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.
  3. To a significant, not superficial, extent.
  4. In extent in a direction away from the observer.
  5. In a number of rows or layers
  6. See Thick.
  7. See Voluminous.
  8. [context: sound, voice] Low in pitch.
  9. [context: of a color] Dark and highly saturated.
  10. A long way inside; situated far in or back.
  11. [cricket, baseball]: of a fielding position near the boundary, or closer to the boundary than one being compared to.
  12. [sports, soccer, tennis] A long way forward
  13. [American football] Relatively farther downfield.
  14. [context: sleep] Sound, heavy (describing a state of sleep from which one is not easily awoken)
  15. Immersed, submerged (in).

Definition of the adverb deep

What does deep mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to a great depth; far down or in
    • example: dug deep
    • synonym of deep: deeply
  2. to an advanced time
    • example: deep into the night
    • synonym of deep: late
  3. to a great distance
    • examples: penetrated deep into enemy territory | went deep into the woods

Alternative definition of the adverb deep


  1. See deeply.

Definition of the noun deep

What does deep mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: deeps

  1. the central and most intense or profound part
    • examples: in the deep of night | in the deep of winter
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic word: middle = time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
  2. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of deep: oceanic abyss / trench
    • more generic terms: depression / natural depression = a sunken or depressed geological formation
    • instances:
      • Atacama Trench = a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile
      • Bougainville Trench = a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
      • Japan Trench = a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet
      • Nares Deep = a depression in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Haiti and Puerto Rico
  3. literary term for an ocean
    • example: denizens of the deep
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: ocean = a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere

Specialised definition of the noun deep

Glossary of sports

located, coming from or reaching relatively far inside the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. Deep a.k.a. Blue Six is the alias of producer and Naked Music co-founder Jay Denes. His debut album, Beautiful Tomorrow, delivered a mix of deep house, soulful pop, and smooth jazz.
  2. Deep aka Deep Cold, Deep Da 1, was a Punjabi-American Southern rap artist from Houston, Texas. Raised in Houston, Deep Cold attended the same high school as Paul Wall and Chamillionaire. His first interest in music came at a young age when a tight family house hold income made him seek other avenues/interests.

There are other people with in their name, like Deep Pal, Deep Roy, Jay Deep, Amar Deep, Deep Blue, Deep Down, deep-blue, deep-down, John Deep, Mobb Deep and many others.

Phrases with Deep

Phrases starting with the word Deep:

  1. Deep End
  2. deep red
  3. Deep sea
  4. Deep Six
  5. deep-dye
  6. deep-fry
  7. deep-sea
  8. deep-set
  9. deep-six
  10. Deep Blue
  11. Deep Copy
  12. deep down
  13. deep kiss
  14. deep-dish
  15. deep-draw
  16. deep-eyed
  17. deep-laid
  18. deep-pink

Phrases ending with the word Deep:

  1. go deep
  2. Dig Deep

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Deep

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Google previewBergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation (2016)

by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas

gene mutations cystoduodenal ligament cystohepatic duct Darwin's tubercle deep auricular artery deep brachial artery median nerve relations origins types deep ...

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2009)

The Indispensible Green Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara Ellis, Ellen Phillips

that produces large quantities of attractive nuts; nuts may stain pavement; prefers rich, deep soil; Zones 4—8. Butternut (Juglans cinerea): graceful tree (40—70 feet) but ...

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Usage statistics about deep

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective deep:

imaginative writing69.89%informational writing30.11%

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Quotes about Deep

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way. (Andrew Shue)
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Scrabble value of D2E1E1P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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