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

Shallow \Shal"low\, noun

1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.

A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel. --Bacon.

Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand. --Dryden.

2. (Zool.) The rudd. [Prov. Eng.]

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

Shallow \Shal"low\, adjective [Compar. {Shallower}; superl. {Shallowest}.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally, sloping or shelving; cf. Icel. skj[=a]lgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D. & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf. {Shelve} to slope, {Shoal} shallow.]

1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal. "Shallow brooks, and rivers wide." --Milton.

2. Not deep in tone. [R.]

The sound perfecter and not so shallow and jarring. --Bacon.

3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning.

The king was neither so shallow, nor so ill advertised, as not to perceive the intention of the French king. --Bacon.

Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself. --Milton.

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

Shallow \Shal"low\, verb (used with an object) To make shallow. --Sir T. Browne.

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

Shallow \Shal"low\, verb (used without an object) To become shallow, as water.

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

Rudd \Rudd\, noun [See {Rud}, noun] (Zool.) A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family ({Leuciscus erythrophthalmus}). It is about the size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called also {redeye}, {roud}, {finscale}, and {shallow}. A blue variety is called {azurine}, or {blue roach}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field" [ant: {deep}]

2: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance" [ant: {deep}]

3: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"


1: a stretch of shallow water [syn: {shoal}, {shallow}]


1: make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal" [syn: {shallow}, {shoal}]

2: become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time" [syn: {shallow}, {shoal}]

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