deep

[ deep ]
/ dip /

adjective, deep·er, deep·est.

noun

adverb, deep·er, deep·est.

Idioms

Origin of deep

before 900; Middle English dep, Old English dēop; akin to Gothic diups, Old Norse djupr, Old High German tiof

Related forms

Definition for deepest (2 of 2)

deeply

[ deep-lee ]
/ ˈdip li /

adverb

at or to a considerable extent downward; well within or beneath a surface.
to a thorough extent or profound degree: deeply pained; deeply committed.
with depth of color, tone, sound, etc.
with great cunning, skill, and subtlety.

Origin of deeply

before 900; Middle English deply, Old English dēoplīce, derivative of dēoplīc (adj.), equivalent to dēop deep + -līc(e) -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for deepest

deep

/ (diːp) /

adjective

noun

adverb

Derived Forms

deeply, adverbdeepness, noun

Word Origin for deep

Old English dēop; related to Old High German tiof deep, Old Norse djupr
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Idioms and Phrases with deepest

deep


In addition to the idioms beginning with deep

  • deep down
  • deep end
  • deep pocket
  • deep six
  • deep water

also see:

  • 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
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