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NOUN (1)

1. a stretch of shallow water;
[syn: shoal, shallow]


VERB (2)

1. make shallow;
- Example: "The silt shallowed the canal"
[syn: shallow, shoal]

2. become shallow;
- Example: "the lake shallowed over time"
[syn: shallow, shoal]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center;
- Example: "shallow water"
- Example: "a shallow dish"
- Example: "a shallow cut"
- Example: "a shallow closet"
- Example: "established a shallow beachhead"
- Example: "hit the ball to shallow left field"

2. not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply;
- Example: "shallow breathing"
- Example: "a night of shallow fretful sleep"
- Example: "in a shallow trance"

3. lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious;
- Example: "shallow people"
- Example: "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shallow \Shal"low\, n. 1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf. [1913 Webster] A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The rudd. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shallow \Shal"low\, v. t. To make shallow. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shallow \Shal"low\, v. i. To become shallow, as water. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shallow \Shal"low\, a. [Compar. Shallower; superl. Shallowest.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally, sloping or shelving; cf. Icel. skj[=a]lgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D. & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf. Shelve to slope, Shoal shallow.] 1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal. "Shallow brooks, and rivers wide." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not deep in tone. [R.] [1913 Webster] The sound perfecter and not so shallow and jarring. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning. [1913 Webster] The king was neither so shallow, nor so ill advertised, as not to perceive the intention of the French king. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rudd \Rudd\, n. [See Rud, n.] (Zool.) A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus erythrophthalmus). It is about the size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called also redeye, roud, finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called azurine, or blue roach. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shallow adj 1: lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field" [ant: deep] 2: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance" [ant: deep] 3: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious" n 1: a stretch of shallow water [syn: shoal, shallow] v 1: make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal" [syn: shallow, shoal] 2: become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time" [syn: shallow, shoal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "shallow": airy, amateur, amateurish, ankle-deep, asinine, bank, bar, birdbrained, birdwitted, catchpenny, coral reef, cursory, dabbling, depthless, dilettante, dilettantish, empty, epidermal, fatuous, featherbrained, few, fill in, fill up, flat, flighty, flimsy, fluffy, foolish, footling, ford, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, futile, half-assed, half-baked, half-cocked, idle, immature, inane, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, jejune, knee-deep, light, little, low, meager, miniature, negligible, no great shakes, not deep, nugacious, nugatory, on the surface, otiose, petty, picayune, picayunish, reef, sandbank, sandbar, sciolistic, shallow-headed, shallow-minded, shallow-pated, shallow-rooted, shallow-witted, shallows, shelf, shoal, shoal water, shoals, short, silly, silt up, skin-deep, slender, slight, small, smattering, sophomoric, superficial, surface, thin, tidal flats, tiny, trifling, trite, trivial, unimportant, unprofound, vacuous, vain, vapid, volatile, wetlands, windy