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shal·low

 (shăl′ō)
adj. shal·low·er, shal·low·est
1. Measuring little from bottom to top or surface; lacking physical depth.
2. Lacking depth of intellect, emotion, or knowledge: "This is a shallow parody of America" (Lloyd Rose).
3. Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak: shallow respirations.
4. In the part of a playing area that is closer to home plate: shallow left field.
n.
often shallows A part of a body of water of little depth; a shoal: abandoned the boat in the shallows.
tr. & intr.v. shal·lowed, shal·low·ing, shal·lows
To make or become shallow.

[Middle English schalowe.]

shal′low·ly adv.
shal′low·ness n.
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shallows

plural noun bank, flat, shelf, shoal, sandbank, sand bar At dusk more fish come into the shallows.
Translations
أماكِن ضَحْلَه
mělčiny
grundt vand
grynningar
plytčiny
sığ yersığlık

shallow

(ˈʃӕləu) adjective
1. not deep. shallow water; a shallow pit.
2. not able to think seriously or feel deeply. a rather shallow personality.
ˈshallowness noun
ˈshallows noun plural
a place where the water is shallow. There are dangerous rocks and shallows near the island.
References in classic literature ?
Some way farther, in a grassy place, was a group of mush- rooms which also I devoured, and then I came upon a brown sheet of flowing shallow water, where meadows used to be.
At Putney, as I afterwards saw, the bridge was almost lost in a tangle of this weed, and at Richmond, too, the Thames water poured in a broad and shallow stream across the meadows of Hampton and Twickenham.
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.
But if, using the shortest diameter of Loch Fyne, we apply these proportions to Walden, which, as we have seen, appears already in a vertical section only like a shallow plate, it will appear four times as shallow.
Now, it is known that in the shallow sea on the Arctic coast of America the bottom freezes, [19] and does not thaw in spring so soon as the surface of the land, moreover at greater depths, where the bottom of the sea does not freeze the mud a few feet beneath the top layer might remain even in summer below 32 degs.
Nevertheless, on some islands only 360 miles northward of our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a carcass buried in the soil (or if washed into a shallow sea, and covered up with mud) would be preserved perpetually frozen.
The width of the river, which was upwards of a mile, its extreme shallowness, the frequency of quicksands, and various other characteristics, had at length made them sensible of their errors with respect to it, and they now came to the correct conclusion, that they were on the banks of the Platte or Shallow River.
So the Fox invited the Stork to dinner, and for a joke put nothing before her but some soup in a very shallow dish.
Forbes, we may conclude that the bottom will be inhabited by extremely few animals, and the mass when upraised will give a most imperfect record of the forms of life which then existed; or, sediment may be accumulated to any thickness and extent over a shallow bottom, if it continue slowly to subside.
Not when the truth is filthy, but when it is shallow, doth the discerning one go unwillingly into its waters.
I found the hot stream broadened out to a shallow, weedy sand, in which an abundance of crabs and long-bodied, many-legged creatures started from my footfall.
Fortunately, there was a great concourse of Mahars repairing to the shallow lake which lies a mile or more from the city.