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deep

1. Cricket relatively far from the pitch
2. (of a colour) having an intense or dark hue
3. any deep place on land or under water, esp below 6000 metres (3000 fathoms)
4. the deep
a. Cricket the area of the field relatively far from the pitch
5. Nautical one of the intervals on a sounding lead, one fathom apart

What does it mean when you dream about depth?

Any sense of depth, particularly going down, in a dream usually represents the unconscious mind. This can be accompanied by feelings of discovery or dread. “Deep” is also found in a number of interesting idioms, such as at the “deep end” or in “deep water.” One can be deeply hurt or deeply troubled.

deep

[dēp]
(oceanography)
An area of great depth in the ocean, representing a depression in the ocean floor.
References in classic literature ?
THE figure descended the great stairs, steadily, steadily; always verging, like a weight in deep water, to the black gulf at the bottom.
Despite his warnings about crocodiles and sharks, she persisted in swimming in deep water off the beach; nor could he persuade her, when she was in the boat, to let one of the sailors throw the dynamite when shooting fish.
The pressure of the water on your body makes the blood return to the heart more easily, and your body weighs only 10% of its land weight in deep water, which also eases the load on the heart.