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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 ?
If he were, we would be sure to have heard of it from the deep-sea Decapods.
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.
The deep-sea freighters are rising to lung up after the long night, and the leisurely ocean is all patterned with peacock's eyes of foam.
Little Penn bent above his square deep-sea reel and the tangled cod-lines; Manuel lay down full length on the deck, and Dan dropped into the hold, where Harvey heard him banging casks with a hammer.
In this case I found her biography sandwiched in between that of a Hebrew rabbi and that of a staff-commander who had written a monograph upon the deep-sea fishes.
March thought of asking him what he was looking for; but, feeling unequal to a technical discussion at least as deep as the deep-sea fishes, he returned to more ordinary topics.
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.
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 contrast between the chief Anglican and Catholic religious poets of this period has been thus expressed by a discerning critic: 'Herrick's religious emotions are only as ripples on a shallow lake when compared to the crested waves of Crashaw, the storm-tides of Herbert, and the deep-sea stirrings of Vaughan.
He was a fisher that had lost his boat, and thus been driven to the deep-sea voyaging.
He approached cautiously, and brought up with the deep-sea lead-line which we had saved--for the under- writers.