Definitions for profoundprəˈfaʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•foundprəˈfaʊnd(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)showing deep insight or understanding:

    a profound thinker.

  2. originating in the depths of one's being:

    profound grief.

  3. going beyond what is superficial or obvious:

    profound insight.

  4. of deep significance:

    a profound book.

  5. complete and pervasive:

    a profound silence.

  6. extending or situated far beneath the surface:

    the profound depths of the ocean.

  7. low:

    a profound bow.

  8. (n.)something that is profound.

  9. the deep sea; ocean.

Origin of profound:

1275–1325; ME < AF < L profundus deep, vast =pro-pro -1+fundus bottom

pro•found′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profound(adj)

    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

    "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"

  2. profound(adj)

    of the greatest intensity; complete

    "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"

  3. fundamental, profound(adj)

    far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

    "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes"

  4. profound(adj)

    coming from deep within one

    "a profound sigh"

  5. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

  6. profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded(adj)

    situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed

    "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. profound(adjective)əˈfaʊnd

    involving important or very meaningful thoughts or ideas

    a very profound observation/thought/comment

  2. profoundəˈfaʊnd

    extreme or severe

    profound memory loss; profound changes in communications systems

Wiktionary

  1. profound(Noun)

    The deep; the sea; the ocean.

    God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys.

  2. profound(Noun)

    An abyss.

  3. profound(Verb)

    To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.

  4. profound(Verb)

    To dive deeply; to penetrate.

  5. profound(Adjective)

    Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.

  6. profound(Adjective)

    Very deep; very serious

  7. profound(Adjective)

    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.

  8. profound(Adjective)

    Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.

  9. profound(Adjective)

    Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

  10. Origin: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profound(adj)

    descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep

  2. Profound(adj)

    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. Profound(adj)

    characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep

  4. Profound(adj)

    bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow

  5. Profound(noun)

    the deep; the sea; the ocean

  6. Profound(noun)

    an abyss

  7. Profound(verb)

    to cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down

  8. Profound(verb)

    to dive deeply; to penetrate

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profound' in Adjectives Frequency: #774


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

profound(adjective)

deep

profound sleep.

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