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Word Meanings - PROFOUND - Book Publishers vocabulary database

1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep. "A gulf profound." Milton. 2. Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound

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1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep. "A gulf profound." Milton. 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. "Profound sciatica." Shak. 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! Dupp

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    Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker.
  • OCCULTISM
    A certain Oriental system of theosophy. A. P. Sinnett.
  • DESIGN
    drawing, dessein a plan or scheme; all, ultimately, from L. designare to designate; de- + signare to mark, mark out, signum mark, sign. See 1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace
  • GORGEOUS
    Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent. Cloud-land, gorgeous land. Coleridge. Gogeous as the sun at midsummer. Shak. -- Gor"geous*ly, adv. -- Gor"geous*ness, n. (more info) luxurious; cf. OF. gorgias ruff,
  • GROUNDWORK
    That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle. Dryden.
  • THICK WIND
    A defect of respiration in a horse, that is unassociated with noise in breathing or with the signs of emphysema.
  • OCCULT
    Hidden from the eye or the understanding; inviable; secret; concealed; unknown. It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation. I. Taylor. Occult line , a line drawn as a part of the construction of a figure
  • DESIGNATE
    Designated; appointed; chosen. Sir G. Buck.
  • OBSCURENESS
    Obscurity. Bp. Hall.
  • BOTTOMRY
    A contract in the nature of a mortgage, by which the owner of a ship, or the master as his agent, hypothecates and binds the ship as security for the repayment of money advanced or lent for the use of the ship, if she terminates her voyage
  • GROUNDEN
    p. p. of Grind. Chaucer.
  • OBSCURER
    One who, or that which, obscures.
  • THICK-SKINNED
    Having a thick skin; hence, not sensitive; dull; obtuse. Holland.
  • DEPTH
    The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content. (more info) 1. The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface,or horizontal measurement backward
  • ABSTRUSELY
    In an abstruse manner.
  • THICKNESS
    The quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the adjective).
  • LEARN
    linon, for lirnon, OHG. lirnen, lernen, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. l to teach, OS. lerian, OHG.leran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth lais I know, leis acquainted ; all prob. from a root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf.
  • GROUNDNUT
    The fruit of the Arachis hypog├Ža ; the peanut; the earthnut. A leguminous, twining plant , producing clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root tuberous and pleasant to the taste. The dwarf ginseng . Gray. A European plant of the genus
  • THICK-WINDED
    Affected with thick wind.
  • OCCULTED
    Concealed by the intervention of some other heavenly body, as a star by the moon. (more info) 1. Hidden; secret. Shak.
  • MISGROUND
    To found erroneously. "Misgrounded conceit." Bp. Hall.
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  • REGORGE
    1. To vomit up; to eject from the stomach; to throw back. Hayward. 2. To swallow again; to swallow back. Tides at highest mark regorge the flood. DRyden.
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    Wildcat insurance.
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    A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school.
  • INTERPENETRATE
    To penetrate between or within; to penetrate mutually. It interpenetrates my granite mass. Shelley.
  • UNBOTTOMED
    Deprived of a bottom. 2. Etym: (more info) 1. Etym:
  • HALF-LEARNED
    Imperfectly learned.

 

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