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deep-sea

(dēp′sē′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea: deep-sea exploration.

deep-sea

n
(modifier) of, found in, or characteristic of the deep parts of the sea: deep-sea fishing.

deep′-sea′



adj.
of, pertaining to, or associated with the deeper parts of the sea: deep-sea fishing.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deep-sea - of or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea; "deep-sea fishing"; "deep-sea exploration"
marine - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
Translations

deep-sea

[ˈdiːpˈsiː]
A. ADJ [creature, plant] → abisal, de alta mar; [fisherman] → de altura
B. CPD deep-sea diver Nbuzo m
deep-sea diving Nbuceo m de altura
deep-sea fishing Npesca f de gran altura

deep-sea

[ˌdiːpˈsiː] adj (creatures, plants) → pelagico/a, abissale; (fisherman, fishing) → d'alto mare
deep-sea diver → palombaro
deep-sea diving → immersione f a grande profondità

deep

(diːp) adjective
1. going or being far down or far into. a deep lake; a deep wound.
2. going or being far down by a named amount. a hole six feet deep.
3. occupied or involved to a great extent. He is deep in debt.
4. intense; strong. The sea is a deep blue colour; They are in a deep sleep.
5. low in pitch. His voice is very deep.
adverb
far down or into. deep into the wood.
ˈdeepen verb
1. to make or become deeper. He deepened the hole.
2. to increase. His troubles were deepening.
ˈdeeply adverb
very greatly. We are deeply grateful to you.
ˈdeepness noun
the quality of being deep.
ˌdeep-ˈfreeze noun
a type of refrigerator which freezes food quickly and can keep it for a long time.
verb
to freeze and keep (food) in this.
ˈdeep-sea adjective
of, for, or in the deeper parts of the sea. deep-sea diving; deep-sea fishing.
in deep water
in difficulties or trouble. He found himself in deep water when he took over the management of the firm.
References in classic literature ?
He was a fisher that had lost his boat, and thus been driven to the deep-sea voyaging.
When Matkah came back from her deep-sea fishing she would go straight to their playground and call as a sheep calls for a lamb, and wait until she heard Kotick bleat.
At the end of six months what Kotick did not know about deep-sea fishing was not worth the knowing.
You see, Kotick had never fasted for four months as the big seals did every year, and his deep-sea swimming trips kept him in perfect condition, and, best of all, he had never fought before.
If he were, we would be sure to have heard of it from the deep-sea Decapods.
Further, I--or John Barleycorn, for it was the same thing--told Scotty that he might be a deep-sea sailor and know the last rope on the great deep-sea ships, but that when it came to small-boat sailing I could beat him hands down and sail circles around him.
The said "hog-yoke," an Eldridge chart, the farming almanac, Blunt's "Coast Pilot," and Bowditch's "Navigator" were all the weapons Disko needed to guide him, except the deep-sea lead that was his spare eye.
He approached cautiously, and brought up with the deep-sea lead-line which we had saved--for the under- writers.
His rounds took him into low-roofed cottages in which were fishing tackle and sails and here and there mementoes of deep-sea travelling, a lacquer box from Japan, spears and oars from Melanesia, or daggers from the bazaars of Stamboul; there was an air of romance in the stuffy little rooms, and the salt of the sea gave them a bitter freshness.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Vents Program examines the chemistry and geology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
Deep-sea corals, found off all coasts of North America, are the ancient forests of the oceans.
The Forbes Formation represents deposition in a southward prograding deep-sea fan-channel to outer-fan deposit system fed by a deltaic system of a shallowing Late Cretaceous fore-arc basin.