From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeepdeep1 /diːp/ ●●●S2W1 adjective (comparative deeper, superlative deepest)1going far downDEEPa)going far down from the top or from the surface opp shallowThe castle is on an island surrounded by a deep lake.The swimming pool has a deep end and a shallow end for kids.We’ll take the boat out into deep water where we can dive.a deep narrow valleyb)you use deep to say what distance something goes down from the top or surface2 metres/6 feet etc deepDig a hole around 12 inches deep.ankle-deep/waist-deep etcIn places, the snow was waist-deep (=deep enough to reach a person’s waist). →knee-deep2going far inDEEP going far in from the outside or from the front edge of somethinga deep woundShe was sitting in a deep leather chair.3seriousserious or severeDespite the peace process, there are deep divisions in the community.The country is in a deep recession.Evan will be in deep trouble if he is caught.4breathBREATHE a deep breath or sigh is one in which you breathe a lot of air in or outShe stopped and took a deep breath.Tom gave a deep sigh of relief.5feeling/beliefSTRONG FEELING OR BELIEF a deep feeling, belief etc is very strong and sincere syn profoundMay I express my deepest sympathy.The letters show her deep affection for him.He has a deep understanding of the environment.
6soundLOW SOUND OR VOICE a deep sound is very lowHer laugh was deep and loud.I love that deep bass line.7colourCOLOUR/COLOR a deep colour is dark and strong opp light, paleShe gazed at him with wide deep blue eyes.The berries are a deep red colour.► see thesaurus at colour8difficult to understand important but complicated or difficult to understandThese problems are too deep for me.There is a deep issue of principle involved.9sleepSLEEP if someone is in a deep sleep, it is difficult to wake themHe lay down and fell into a deep sleep.10 →deep in thought/conversation etc11 →deep in debt12 →a deep impression13person a deep person is serious and intelligent, but is hard to know wellHenry has always been a deep one. He keeps his views to himself.
deep• a shelf 3 feet long and 8 inchesdeep• Only shallow people care about appearances, so if I look like this, I must be deep.• I have always had a deepaffection for your family.• She looked into his eyes. They were deepblue.• The young woman stands after she says this and makes a deepbow.• It's okay, just relax, take a deep breath.• a deepconversation about religion• George got a deep cut on his arm in the accident.• Larry had a deep cut on his left leg.• The news came as a deepdisappointment to us all.• I grew up with this deephatred for authority figures.• Be careful. The water's quite deep here.• I can't help feeling you regard them as something awfully deep, like sort of magicalformulae.• He has a deep, reassuring voice, • In the loungehung long curtains of luxuriousdeep red velvet.• Hal seems to be a very deep, sensitive type of person.• I'm looking for a deepershade of purple to paint the bedroom.• Snowboarders like deepsnow.• From Titron had come the first man who could withstandradiation, be it from a bomb, or in deep space.• Pleaseaccept our deepestsympathies.• The hole was deeper than they thought.• David's familiardeep voice called out to her as she walked past.• Jones has a strong deep voice.• In February the following year he wrote: I am now in very deep waters.• I tried to make my voice sound deeper when I answered the phone.deep water• But over 70 percent of the impacts on Earthoccur in deep water.• She used the oars to pull out into the deep waterbeyond the dock.• Iden stretch for small fish on pole and maggot in the deeper water by lock.• In deep water For three years I've been wary of deep water.• If this impact had occurred in deep water its traces on the ocean floor might be extremely hard to recognize.• Orford and Aldeburgh deep water marks best.• These plants should be collected from the deepest water possible or form a shaded area such as under a bridge or pier.be in deep trouble• Everyone agrees this city is in deep financial trouble.• At home, Felipe Gonzalez's Socialists are in deep trouble.• By the time I was involved the business had chalked up losses for many years and was in deep trouble.• If everyone except Fifi and Manuel shows up at the compound, the lovers will be in deep trouble.• If he was caught, Ewan would be in deep trouble.• It was perfectly obvious from the accounts that the company was in deep trouble.• He warnedmanagement during training camp that the team would be in deep trouble if either he or Johnson suffered injuries.• Planning permission for a big housing development has been refused, and the group is in deep trouble over it.• Our governments are in deep trouble today.deep breath• She felt a bubble of hysteria rising in her throat and took a deep breath.• The Advocate took a deep breath.• I took a deep breath and ran my hands along my body.• Take a deep breath and relax.• Taking a deep breath, Eline crossed the road and walked the short distance to Joe's house.• He stirred and took a deep breath in his sleep.• She took a deep breath, then walked reluctantly to the massive door and rang the bell.fell into ... deep sleep• The princessfell into a deep sleep after eating the poisonedapple.deep one• John's smilehid a deeper one.• You get a big deep one and hold it in and like fall asleep.• There were two bulletwounds, one on the shoulder and a deeper one behind the head.• Every chance ya got ta breathe, ya take a deep one fer Mr Barraza.deepdeep2 ●●●W3 adverb1[always + adverb/preposition]DEEP a long way into or below the surface of somethingSome bones were hidden deep beneath the ground.The tunnel led deep under the mountains.We were deep in a tropical rainforest (=far from the edge of the forest).Tom stared deep into her eyes.They talked deep into the night (=very late).2 →deep down3 →two/three etc deep4 →run/go deep5 →be in (too) deep → still waters run deepat still2(5)