(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. depth; deepness, profundity; deepening, lowering (see depression). See lowness.
2. depression, concavity;shaft, well; bowels of the earth, bottomless pit; hell; valley; abyss, chasm (see interval); deep sea, deeps, depths, ocean bottom, Davy Jones's locker; deep space; soundings; submersion; draft.
3. plummet, plumb line, sound, probe, sounding rod or line; lead.
1. deepen; submerge, bury, sink, plunge; dig, excavate.
2. sound, have the lead, take soundings, plumb, mark the twain.
Adjectives — deep, deep-seated, profound; sunk, buried; submerged, subaqueous, submarine, subterranean, underground; bottomless, soundless, fathomless; unfathomed, unfathomable; abysmal; abyssal; deep as a well, yawning; knee-deep, ankle-deep, etc.; deep-sea or -water.
Adverbs — beyond one's depth, out of one's depth; over head and ears, up to one's elbows.
Phrases — still waters run deep.
Quotations — Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord (Bible), They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep (Bible).
Antonyms, see shallowness, height.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Vertical or lateral distance]
Syn. lowness, deepness, extent, drop, measurement downward, declination, pitch, distance backward, distance inward, remoteness, extent down from a given point, downward measure, perpendicular measurement from the surface, sounding; see also expanse , measurement 2 .
Ant. height*, shallowness, flatness.
2. [Deepness]
Syn. profundity, intensity, lowness, gravity, abyss, pit, bottom, substratum, underground, base, lower register, bottom of the sea; see also bottom 1 .
3. [Intellectual power]
Syn. profundity, weightiness, wisdom; see acumen .
in depth,
Syn. extensive, broad, thorough, thoroughly; see completely , comprehensive , detailed .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. lowness deepness, bottom, draft, drop, pitch.
2. profoundness wisdom, insight, perception, astuteness.
ANT.: 1. height, shallowness. 2. shallowness, superficiality
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The extent or measurement downward from a surface: deepness, drop. See SURFACE. 2. Something of immeasurable and vast extent. Often used in plural: abysm, abyss, chasm, deep, gulf. See HIGH. 3. Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity. Often used in plural: ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, fury, intensity, pitch, severity, vehemence, vehemency, violence. See BIG, STRONG. 4. Intellectual penetration or range: deepness, profoundness, profundity. See THOUGHTS.

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