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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 ?
They are not like cups between the hills; for this one, which is so unusually deep for its area, appears in a vertical section through its centre not deeper than a shallow plate.
The amount of it is, the imagination give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.
Of five coves, three, or all which had been sounded, were observed to have a bar quite across their mouths and deeper water within, so that the bay tended to be an expansion of water within the land not only horizontally but vertically, and to form a basin or independent pond, the direction of the two capes showing the course of the bar.
Then, as from a deeper depth, "In charge," she added.
Then there was a pause, and a deeper hush, if possible, and a man knelt down at my feet with a blazing torch; the multitude strained forward, gazing, and parting slightly from their seats without knowing it; the monk raised his hands above my head, and his eyes toward the blue sky, and began some words in Latin; in this attitude he droned on and on, a little while, and then stopped.
But, whereas the girl was so dark-eyed and dark-haired, that she seemed to receive a deeper and more lustrous colour from the sun, when it shone upon her, the boy was so light-eyed and light-haired that the self-same rays appeared to draw out of him what little colour he ever possessed.
She curtseyed again, and would have blushed deeper, if she could have blushed deeper than she had blushed all this time.
There are other ghosts than the Cock-Lane one, and far deeper men than Doctor Johnson who believe in them.
The Tin-soldier was standing up to his neck in water, and deeper and deeper sank the boat, and softer and softer grew the paper; now the water was over his head.
He now became glorious; talked over all his exploits, his huntings, his fightings with Indian braves, his loves with Indian beauties; sang snatches of old French ditties, and Canadian boat songs; drank deeper and deeper, sang louder and louder; until, having reached a climax of drunken gayety, he gradually declined, and at length fell fast asleep upon the ground.
At the same time he felt that the deeper the ground sank under him the closer bound he involuntarily became to the order.
She and Gerda got in; and then away they drove over the stumps of felled trees, deeper and deeper into the woods.