- deep used 65 times.
- deeper used 9 times.
- deeply used 3 times.
- deepness used once.
- deeps used 4 times.
- First Reference: Nehemiah 9:11
- Last Reference: Zechariah 10:11
- 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: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
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).
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.
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.
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.
DEEPENED, participle passive Made more deep.
DEEPENING, participle present tense Sinking lower; making more deep.
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.
DEEP-MOUTHED, adjective Having a hoarse, loud, hollow voice; as a deep-mouthed dog.
DEEP-MUSING, adjective Contemplative; thinking closely or profoundly.
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.
DEEP-READ, adjective Having fully read; profoundly versed.
DEEP-REVOLVING, adjective Profoundly revolving or meditating.
DEEP-THROATED, adjective With deep throats.
DEEP-TONED, adjective Having a very low or grave tone.
DEEP-VAULTED, adjective Formed like a deep vault or arch.
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.