adjective, deep·er, deep·est.
adverb, deep·er, deep·est.
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR deep
Definition for deepest (2 of 2)
Origin of deeply
Examples from the Web for deepest
He said that the NYPD will be in deepest mourning this Christmas season.
“My deepest apologies for not writing sooner,” he began his letter to her by saying.
But at midnight the deepest penetration on Omaha was barely more than a mile.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had been poor too long, I was drinking a lot, I was beginning to doubt, in the deepest of ways, the wisdom of my choice of job.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Send a postcard to PostSecret and your deepest thoughts could end up on a blog.
It could convey so much, could be so tender and beseeching, so charged with deepest sadness, so musical always.Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker
All this caused Metchnikoff the deepest anxiety, the more so that he was absolutely incapable of altering the situation.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
A common plan is to use all the longest and deepest sows of the first cross for breeding baconers.Australia The Dairy Country|Australia Department of External Affairs
Her husband took her to New York, where they fell by degrees into the deepest destitution.Victor's Triumph|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
But this is an innovating step which will require the deepest thought.
British Dictionary definitions for deepest
- (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
Derived Formsdeeply, adverbdeepness, noun
Word Origin for deep
Idioms and Phrases with deepest
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