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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.

shallow

(ˈʃæləʊ)
adj
1. having little depth
2. lacking intellectual or mental depth or subtlety; superficial
n
(often plural) a shallow place in a body of water; shoal
vb
to make or become shallow
[C15: related to Old English sceald shallow; see shoal1]
ˈshallowly adv
ˈshallowness n

shal•low

(ˈʃæl oʊ)

adj. -low•er, -low•est, adj.
1. of little depth: shallow water.
2. lacking depth; superficial: a shallow mind.
3. taking in a relatively small amount of air in each inhalation: shallow breathing.
n.
4. Usu., shallows. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a shallow part of a body of water; shoal.
v.t., v.i.
5. to make or become shallow.
[1350–1400; Middle English schalowe (adj.); akin to Old English sceald shallow (see shoal1)]
shal′low•ly, adv.
shal′low•ness, n.

shallow


Past participle: shallowed
Gerund: shallowing

Imperative
shallow
shallow
Present
I shallow
you shallow
he/she/it shallows
we shallow
you shallow
they shallow
Preterite
I shallowed
you shallowed
he/she/it shallowed
we shallowed
you shallowed
they shallowed
Present Continuous
I am shallowing
you are shallowing
he/she/it is shallowing
we are shallowing
you are shallowing
they are shallowing
Present Perfect
I have shallowed
you have shallowed
he/she/it has shallowed
we have shallowed
you have shallowed
they have shallowed
Past Continuous
I was shallowing
you were shallowing
he/she/it was shallowing
we were shallowing
you were shallowing
they were shallowing
Past Perfect
I had shallowed
you had shallowed
he/she/it had shallowed
we had shallowed
you had shallowed
they had shallowed
Future
I will shallow
you will shallow
he/she/it will shallow
we will shallow
you will shallow
they will shallow
Future Perfect
I will have shallowed
you will have shallowed
he/she/it will have shallowed
we will have shallowed
you will have shallowed
they will have shallowed
Future Continuous
I will be shallowing
you will be shallowing
he/she/it will be shallowing
we will be shallowing
you will be shallowing
they will be shallowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shallowing
you have been shallowing
he/she/it has been shallowing
we have been shallowing
you have been shallowing
they have been shallowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shallowing
you will have been shallowing
he/she/it will have been shallowing
we will have been shallowing
you will have been shallowing
they will have been shallowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shallowing
you had been shallowing
he/she/it had been shallowing
we had been shallowing
you had been shallowing
they had been shallowing
Conditional
I would shallow
you would shallow
he/she/it would shallow
we would shallow
you would shallow
they would shallow
Past Conditional
I would have shallowed
you would have shallowed
he/she/it would have shallowed
we would have shallowed
you would have shallowed
they would have shallowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shallow - a stretch of shallow watershallow - a stretch of shallow water    
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Verb1.shallow - make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.shallow - become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
Adj.1.shallow - lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"
deep - having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"
2.shallow - not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance"
deep - relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
3.shallow - lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"

shallow

shallow

adjective
1. Measuring little from bottom to top or surface:
2. Lacking in intellectual depth or thoroughness:
noun
A shallow part of a body of water.Often used in plural:
Translations
ضَحْلسَطْحي، تافِه
mělkýpovrchní
lavoverfladisklavvandetåndsforladtflad
matalapinnallinen
plitak
felszínessekélysekélyesfelületeslapos
grunnhygginngrunnur
浅い
얕은
paviršutiniškumasseklumasseklus
aprobežotsseklsvirspusējs
plytký
plitev
grund
ตื้น
nông

shallow

[ˈʃæləʊ]
A. ADJ (shallower (compar) (shallowest (superl)))
1. (gen) → poco profundo, playo (S. Cone); [dish etc] → llano
the shallow end (of swimming pool) → la parte poco profunda
2. [breathing] → superficial
3. [person, mind, character] → superficial; [argument, novel, film] → superficial, trivial
B. shallows NPLbajío msing, bajos mpl

shallow

[ˈʃæləʊ]
adj
[dish, water, grave] → peu profond(e)
the shallow end [swimming pool] → le petit bain
(= superficial) [person, mind, writing, novel, film, conversation] → superficiel(le), qui manque de profondeur
[breathing] → superficielle(le)
shallows nplbas-fond m

shallow

adjflach; water alsoseicht; soildünn; (Physiol) breathingflach; (fig)oberflächlich; talk, person, novelseicht, oberflächlich; in the shallow end of the poolam flachen or niedrigen Ende des Beckens; his body was buried in a shallow graveseine Leiche wurde verscharrt
n shallows
plseichte or flache Stelle (im Wasser), Untiefe f

shallow

[ˈʃæləʊ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (water) → basso/a, poco profondo/a; (dish) → piano/a; (breathing) → leggero/a (fig) (person) → superficiale, leggero/a; (conversation) → futile, frivolo/a
2. shallows nplsecche fpl

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.

shallow

ضَحْل mělký hul seicht ρηχός poco profundo matala peu profond plitak superficiale 浅い 얕은 oppervlakkig grunn płytki raso мелкий grund ตื้น sığ nông 浅的
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So the Fox invited the Stork to dinner, and for a joke put nothing before her but some soup in a very shallow dish.
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Fortunately, there was a great concourse of Mahars repairing to the shallow lake which lies a mile or more from the city.