Complete Definition of "profound"

English

Etymology
w:Anglo-Norman Language|Anglo-Norman profound, French profond, Latin profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.

Pronunciation
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. descend|Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.

#:*A gulf profound. Milton.

  1. very deep; very serious
  2. Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.
  3. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervade|pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.

#:*Profound sciatica. Shakespeare
#:*Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt. Milman.

  1. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

#:*What humble gestures! What profound reverence! Dupp.

Translations

Finnish: syvä (1), syvällinen (2), perusteellinen (3)
French: profond
Italian: profondo
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Portuguese: profundo(a)
Romanian: profund
Spanish: profundo(a)
Swedish: djupsinnig, klartänkt, skarpsinnig
Russian: глÑбокий, оÑноваÑелÑнÑй

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. obsolete The deep; the sea; the ocean.

#:*God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys.

  1. obsolete An abyss.

Verb
en-verb

  1. obsolete To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
  2. obsolete To dive deeply; to penetrate.

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