deep Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "deep" - English Dictionary

See all translations

deepadjective

uk   us   /diːp/

deep adjective (LONG WAY DOWN)

A2 going or being a long way down from the top or surface, or being of a particular distance from the top to the bottom: a deep well/mine a deep river/sea a deep cut The hole is so deep you can't see the bottom. The water's not deep here - look, I can touch the bottom. Drill 20 holes, each 2 inches deep. The water's only ankle/knee/waist-deep, so we'll be able to get across the river easily. Take a few deep breaths (= breaths that fill the lungs with air) and calm down.
More examples

deep adjective (STRONGLY FELT)

B2 very strongly felt or experienced and usually lasting a long time: Their son has been a deep disappointment to them. We're in deep trouble. She fell into a deep sleep.
More examples

deep adjective (LOW)

B2 (of a sound) low: a wonderfully deep voice
More examples

deep adjective (COMPLICATED)

C2 showing or needing serious thought, or not easy to understand: His films are generally too deep for me.
More examples

deep adjective (FRONT TO BACK)

B2 If something is deep, it has a large distance between its edges, especially between its front and back edges: Is the alcove deep enough for bookshelves? The wardrobe is 2 m high, 1 m wide and 60 cm deep. By midnight, there were customers standing six deep (= in six rows) at the bar.deep in/inside/within sth B1 near the middle of something, and a long distance from its edges: Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother lived in a house deep in the forest.

deep adjective (DARK)

B1 (of a colour) strong and dark: The sky was deep blue.

deepadverb

uk   us   /diːp/

deepnoun

uk   us   /diːp/
(Definition of deep from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of deep?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “deep” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More