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Deep \Deep\ (d[=e]p), a. [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.

  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.

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

  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.

    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.

  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. 2

    1. ``Deeper darkness.''
      --Hoole. ``Their deep poverty.''
      --2 Cor. viii.

    2. An attitude of deep respect.

  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.''

    The bass of heaven's deep organ.

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

    The ways in that vale were very deep.

    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.


a. (en-comparative of: deep)


See deeply

  1. adv. to a great depth psychologically; "They felt the loss deeply" [syn: profoundly]

  2. to a great depth; "dived deeply"; "dug deep" [syn: deep]

  3. [also: deeper]

Deeper (Delirious? album)

Deeper: The D:finitive Worship Experience is a compilation album by the band Delirious?.

Deeper (Delirious? song)

"Deeper" is the second single from Delirious?'s debut album, King of Fools, on which it is the second track. It is one of the band's most famous songs and, along with " History Maker", almost universally represented King of Fools in live set lists until 2005. It remains the band's best-selling single (although not their highest chart position).

Deeper (Gordon and Williams novel)

Deeper (sometimes known simply as Tunnels 2) is the sequel to the novel Tunnels, written by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams.

The novel explores the events which Will, Chester and his friends have to go through to attempt to prevent the Styx from continuing their next phase of destruction upon Topsoil.


Deeper may refer to:

In music:

  • Deeper (Arthur Loves Plastic album), an album by Arthur Loves Plastic
  • "Deeper" (Boss song), a single by Boss
  • Deeper (Delirious? album), an album by Delirious?
  • "Deeper" (Delirious? song), a single by Delirious?
  • Deeper (D.I.G. album), nominated for Breakthrough artist at ARIA Music Awards of 1995
  • Deeper (Directions in Groove album), an album by Directions in Groove
  • Deeper (Planetshakers album), an album by Planetshakers
  • Deeper (Ella Eyre album)
  • Deeper (Julie Anne San Jose album), a 2014 album by Julie Anne San Jose
  • Deeper (EP), an EP by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib

In fiction:

  • Deeper (Long novel), a novel by Jeff Long and the sequel to The Descent
  • Deeper (Gordon and Williams novel), a novel in the Tunnels series by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

In film:

  • Deeper, an extreme sports film by Teton Gravity Research
Deeper (Boss song)

"Deeper" was the first single released from Boss' debut album, Born Gangstaz. Produced by Def Jef, "Deeper" was the most successful single Boss would release during her short career, becoming a #1 hit on the Hot Rap Singles and was her only single to reach the Billboard Hot 100.

Deeper (Jeff Long novel)

Deeper is a 2007 novel by Jeff Long and is the sequel to his 1999 novel, The Descent. It continues the first book's exploration of the dark subterranean world populated by the brutal hominid offshoot Homo hadalis.

Deeper (The Soft Moon album)

Deeper is the third full-length studio recording from American post-punk band The Soft Moon. It was released on March 31, 2015 by Captured Tracks. First single "Black" was featured as a Best New Track by Pitchfork, and was used in the television series Gotham and How to Get Away With Murder.

Deeper (EP)

Deeper is the third EP by hip hop duo MadGibbs, which consists of Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and California hip hop musician Madlib. It was released on September 24, 2013 through Madlib Invazion. Following up on their EPs Thuggin' (2011) and Shame (2012), it serves as the final EP in the trilogy before the release of their full-length LP, Piñata (2014).

On the EP, "Deeper" is an ode to hip hop in the mold of Common's " I Used to Love H.E.R.". Gibbs showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger on the title track which is the tale of two men and the women that "cut them deep." The B-side, "Harold's", is a nostalgic ode to the famous Harold's Chicken Shack – most known for their Chicago locations, but also located in Gibbs' hometown of Gary, Indiana – that served as the backdrop to many of his seminal life experiences.

Deeper (Meredith Andrews album)

Deeper is the fifth studio album by Meredith Andrews. Word Records released the album on February 19, 2016. Andrews worked with producers, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Seth Mosley, Mike X. O'Connor, Jacob Sooter, in the production of this album.

Usage examples of "deeper".

Heterarchy, in and by itself, is merely differentiation without integration, disjointed parts recognizing no common and deeper purpose or organization: heaps, not wholes.

We are all holons within holons within holons forever, and each of these theorists helps orient us to deeper and larger engagements, therein to find deeper and wider meanings and liberations.

And although these different varieties of the Deeper Order certainly disagree with each other at many points, they all agree on this: the universe is not what it appears.

Divine Domain, with a Deeper Order, and how it might indeed be related to the cosmos, the biosphere, and the noosphere.

And so in this sense it is properly said that this stage is higher or deeper, meaning more valuable and useful for a wider range of interactions.

One form of life may be seen as fuller, another way of feeling and acting as purer, a mode of feeling or living as deeper, a style of life as more admirable, and so on.

They are constitutionally incapable of coming clean about the deeper sources of their own thinking.

These claims do not rank so much between cultures, but within cultures: the cultures themselves recognize higher and lower, or deeper and shallower, or better and worse values.

The new holon can respond to deeper or higher worlds, because its translation processes transcend and include those of its subholons.

The self is situated in contexts within contexts within contexts, and each shift in context is an often painful process of growth, of death to a shallow context and rebirth to a deeper one.

However, deep hermeneutics maintains that once the person loosens the repression barrier, exposes this deeper truth, and acknowledges it, then a certain liberation is gained, a liberation from the distortions, lies, and delusions that were constructed to hide the truth.

Both Marx and Freud, we may grant, were on to some sort of deeper and very important truths: but are these truths the whole truth, so to speak?

Spirit must be interpreted as part of the defense mechanisms and repression barriers that are hiding the deeper truth of sexual lust.

These deeper meanings are dynamically resisted, because their acknowledgment would involve some sort of deep pain or shocking recognition.

Contacting the deeper meaning is a liberation from the false and distorted surface meaning, and this liberation is experienced as type of freedom from a prior suffering or constraint.