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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Used to denote (1) the grave or the abyss (Romans 10:7; Luke 8:31); (2) the deepest part of the sea (Psalms 69:15); (3) the chaos mentioned in Genesis 1:2; (4) the bottomless pit, hell (Revelation 9:1, 2; 11:7; 20:13).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEEP, adjective

1. Extending or being far below the surface; descending far downward; profound ; opposed to shallow; as deep water; a deep pit or well.

2. Low in situation; being or descending far below the adjacent land; as a deep valley.

3. Entering far; piercing a great way. A tree in a good soil takes deep root. A spear struck deep into the flesh.

4. Far from the outer part; secreted.

A spider deep ambushed in her den.

5. Not superficial or obvious; hidden; secret.

He discovereth deep things out of darkness. Job 12:22.

6. Remote from comprehension.

O Lord, thy thoughts are very deep Ps. Xcii.

7. Sagacious; penetrating; having the power to enter far into a subject; as a man of deep thought; a deep divine.

8. Artful; contriving; concealing artifice; insidious; designing; as a friend, deep hollow treacherous.

9. Grave in sound; low; as the deep tones of an organ.

10. Very still; solemn; profound; as deep silence.

11. Thick; black; not to be penetrated by the sight.

Now deeper darkness brooded on the ground.

12. Still; sound; not easily broken or disturbed.

The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam. Genesis 2:21.

13. Depressed; sunk low, metaphorically; as deep poverty.

14. Dark; intense; strongly colored; as a deep brown; a deep crimson; a deep blue.

15. Unknown; unintelligible.

A people of deeper speech than thou canst perceive. Isaiah 33:19.

16. Heart-felt; penetrating; affecting; as a deep sense of guilt.

17. Intricate; not easily understood or unraveled; as a deep plot or intrigue.

This word often qualifies a verb, like an adverb.

Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring.

DEEP, noun

1. The sea; the abyss of waters; the ocean.

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. Job x1i.

2. A lake; a great collection of water.

Lanch out into the deep and let down your nets. Luke 5:4.

3. That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible.

Thy judgments are a great deep Psalms 36:6.

4. The most still or solemn part; the midst; as, in deep of night.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEEPEN, verb transitive

1. To make deep or deeper; to sink lower; as, to deepen the channel of a river or harbor; to deepen a well.

2. To make dark or darker; to make more thick or gloomy; as, to deepen the shades of night; to deepen gloom.

3. To give a darker hue, or a stronger color; as, to deepen a color; to deepen a red, blue or crimson color.

4. To make more poignant or distressing; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.

5. To make more frightful; as, to deepen the horrors of the scene.

6. To make more sad or gloomy; as, to deepen the murmurs of the flood.

7. To make more grave; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.

DEEPEN, verb intransitive To become more deep; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEEPENED, participle passive Made more deep.

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DEEPENING, participle present tense Sinking lower; making more deep.

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DEEPLY, adverb

1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as a passion deeply rooted in our nature; precepts deeply engraven on the heart.

2. Profoundly; thoroughly; as deeply skilled in ethics or anatomy.

3. To or from the inmost recesses of the heart; eith great sorrow; most feelingly.

He sighed deeply in his spirit. Mark 8:12.

He was deeply affected at the sight.

4. To a great degree; as, he has deeply offended.

They have deeply corrupted themselves. Hosea 9.

5. With a dark hye, or strong color; as a deeply red liquor; deeply colored.

6. Gravely; as a deeply toned instrument.

7. With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as a deeply laid plot or intrigue.

This word cannot easily be defined in all its various applications. In general it gives emphasis or intensity to the word which it qualifies.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEEP-MOUTHED, adjective Having a hoarse, loud, hollow voice; as a deep-mouthed dog.

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DEEP-MUSING, adjective Contemplative; thinking closely or profoundly.

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1. Depth; remoteness from the surface in a descending line; interior distance from the surface; profundity.

And forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth. Matthew 13:5

2. Craft; insidiousness.

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DEEP-READ, adjective Having fully read; profoundly versed.

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DEEP-REVOLVING, adjective Profoundly revolving or meditating.

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DEEP-THROATED, adjective With deep throats.

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DEEP-TONED, adjective Having a very low or grave tone.

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DEEP-VAULTED, adjective Formed like a deep vault or arch.

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DEEP-WAISTED, adjective Having a deep waist, as a ship when the quarter deck and forecastle are raised from four to six feet above the level of the main deck.