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noun 
  1. (obsolete) The deep; the sea; the ocean.
  • God in the fathomless Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys.
    1. (obsolete) An abyss.
verb 
  1. (obsolete) To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
  2. (obsolete) To dive deeply; to penetrate.
adjective 
  1. descend, Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
  • A gulf . 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 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 reverence! Dupp.
  • Translations: 
    • French: profond
    • Italian: profondo
    • Spanish: profundo(a)
    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.


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