Profound

Definition of Profound

Pro`found´
a.1.Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
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; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt.
- Milman.
4.Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
What humble gestures! What profound reverence!
- Duppa.
n.1.The deep; the sea; the ocean.
God in the fathomless profound
Hath all this choice commanders drowned.
- Sandys.
2.An abyss.
v. t.1.To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
v. i.1.To dive deeply; to penetrate.

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