adjective, deep·er, deep·est.
adverb, deep·er, deep·est.
- deely boppers,
- deep artery of clitoris,
- deep artery of penis,
- deep artery of thigh,
- deep cervical vein,
- deep clean
- to enter upon a course of action with heedless or irresponsible indifference to consequences.
- to become emotionally overwrought.
- inextricably involved.
- having made or committed oneself to make a large financial investment.
- in difficult or serious circumstances; in trouble.
- in a situation beyond the range of one's capability or skill: You're a good student, but you'll be in deep water in medical school.
Origin of deep
Examples from the Web for deep
Deep, situational, and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a POINT!
As he drove me back to the logging road, Frank told me about the area in his deep voice.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The state was in a deep recession as Duke galvanized a racial backlash.
Marriott, with its deep history in the Mormon faith, portrays itself as a deeply ethical institution.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014|Charlie Gilbert|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is always of a deep colour, and is doubtless introduced in the state of cercaria, when the animal is drinking.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
He might pretend to cynicism to hide his deep pleasure in it; none the less, he was moved profoundly.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
The soil in the neighbourhood is deep enough for the cultivation of corn.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
Even the religion of this modern century bears the deep impress of the trade-mark, which calendars its financial value.My Wife and I|Harriet Beecher Stowe
Bills began to come in, and my deep thought was much disturbed by them.Up Terrapin River|Opie P. Read
- (postpositive) of a specified dimension downwards, inwards, or backwardssix feet deep
- (in combination)a six-foot-deep trench
- to lose one's temper; react angrily
- mainly US to act rashly
- a poetic term for the ocean
- cricket the area of the field relatively far from the pitch
Word Origin for deep
Old English deop "profound, awful, mysterious; serious, solemn; deepness, depth," deope (adv.), from Proto-Germanic *deupaz (cf. Old Saxon diop, Old Frisian diap, Dutch diep, Old High German tiof, German tief, Old Norse djupr, Danish dyb, Swedish djup, Gothic diups "deep"), from PIE *dheub- "deep, hollow" (cf. Lithuanian dubus "deep, hollow, Old Church Slavonic duno "bottom, foundation," Welsh dwfn "deep," Old Irish domun "world," via sense development from "bottom" to "foundation" to "earth" to "world").
Figurative senses were in Old English; extended 16c. to color, sound. Deep pocket "wealth" is from 1951. To go off the deep end "lose control of oneself" is slang first recorded 1921, probably in reference to the deep end of a swimming pool, where a person on the surface can no longer touch bottom. When 3-D films seemed destined to be the next wave and the biggest thing to hit cinema since talkies, they were known as deepies (1953).
Old English deop "deep water," especially the sea, from the source of deep (adj.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with deep
- deep down
- deep end
- deep pocket
- deep six
- deep water
- beauty is only skin deep
- between a rock and a hard place (devil and deep blue sea)
- go off the deep end
- in deep
- still waters run deep