Deepest

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deep \Deep\ (d[=e]p), adjective [Compar. {Deeper} (d[=e]p"[~e]r); superl. {Deepest} (d[=e]p"[e^]st).] [OE. dep, deop, AS. de['o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel. dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup, Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E. dip, dive. See {Dip}, {Dive}.]

1. Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.

The water where the brook is deep. --Shak.

2. Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.

Shadowing squadrons deep. --Milton.

Safely in harbor Is the king's ship in the deep nook. --Shak.

3. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.

4. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to {shallow} or {superficial}; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.

Speculations high or deep. --Milton.

A question deep almost as the mystery of life. --De Quincey.

O Lord, . . . thy thoughts are very deep. --Ps. xcii. 5.

5. Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.

Deep clerks she dumbs. --Shak.

6. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror. "Deep despair." --Milton. "Deep silence." --Milton. "Deep sleep." --Gen. ii. 21. "Deeper darkness." --Hoole. "Their deep poverty." --2 Cor. viii. 2.

An attitude of deep respect. --Motley.

7. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.

8. Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy. "The deep thunder." --Byron.

The bass of heaven's deep organ. --Milton.

9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads. --Chaucer.

The ways in that vale were very deep. --Clarendon.

{A deep line of operations} (Military), a long line.

{Deep mourning} (Costume), mourning complete and strongly marked, the garments being not only all black, but also composed of lusterless materials and of such fashion as is identified with mourning garments.


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