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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deep \Deep\ (d[=e]p), a. [Compar. Deeper (d[=e]p"[~e]r); superl. Deepest (d[=e]p"[e^]st).] [OE. dep, deop, AS. de['o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel. dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup, Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E. dip, dive. See Dip, Dive.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] The water where the brook is deep. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Shadowing squadrons deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Safely in harbor Is the king's ship in the deep nook. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley. [1913 Webster] 4. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot. [1913 Webster] Speculations high or deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A question deep almost as the mystery of life. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] O Lord, . . . thy thoughts are very deep. --Ps. xcii. 5. [1913 Webster] 5. Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning. [1913 Webster] Deep clerks she dumbs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror. "Deep despair." --Milton. "Deep silence." --Milton. "Deep sleep." --Gen. ii. 21. "Deeper darkness." --Hoole. "Their deep poverty." --2 Cor. viii. 2. [1913 Webster] An attitude of deep respect. --Motley. [1913 Webster] 7. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson. [1913 Webster] 8. Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy. "The deep thunder." --Byron. [1913 Webster] The bass of heaven's deep organ. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The ways in that vale were very deep. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] A deep line of operations (Military), a long line. Deep mourning (Costume), mourning complete and strongly marked, the garments being not only all black, but also composed of lusterless materials and of such fashion as is identified with mourning garments. [1913 Webster]