What does Profound mean?

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prəˈfaʊndPro·found

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profoundadjective

    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

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

  2. profoundadjective

    of the greatest intensity; complete

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

  3. fundamental, profoundadjective

    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. profoundadjective

    coming from deep within one

    "a profound sigh"

  5. heavy, profound, sound, wakelessadjective

    (of sleep) deep and complete

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

  6. profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsoundedadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. profoundnoun

    The deep; the sea; the ocean.

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

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  2. profoundnoun

    An abyss.

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  3. profoundverb

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

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  4. profoundverb

    To dive deeply; to penetrate.

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  5. profoundadjective

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

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  6. profoundadjective

    Very deep; very serious

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  7. profoundadjective

    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.

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  8. profoundadjective

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

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

  9. profoundadjective

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

    Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profoundadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  2. Profoundadjective

    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

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  3. Profoundadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  4. Profoundadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  5. Profoundnoun

    the deep; the sea; the ocean

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  6. Profoundnoun

    an abyss

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  7. Profoundverb

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

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

  8. Profoundverb

    to dive deeply; to penetrate

    Etymology: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Profound

    prō-fownd′, adj. far below the surface: low: very deep: intense: abstruse: mysterious: occult: intellectually deep: penetrating deeply into knowledge.—n. the sea or ocean: an abyss, great depth.—adv. Profound′ly, deeply: with deep knowledge or insight: with deep concern.—ns. Profound′ness, Profund′ity, the state or quality of being profound: depth of place, of knowledge, &c.: that which is profound. [Fr. profond—L. profunduspro, forward, fundus, bottom.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Profound in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Profound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Profound in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Marxs:

    This has been a heartbreaking case, i think it has had a profound effect on every single person who sat through this trial.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.

  3. Richard Nixon:

    But above all, what this Congress can be remembered for is opening the way to a new American revolutiona peaceful revolution in which power was turned back to the peoplein which government at all levels was refreshed and renewed and made truly responsive. This can be a revolution as profound, as far-reaching, as exciting as that first revolution almost 200 years agoand it can mean that just 5 years from now America will enter its third century as a young nation new in spirit, with all the vigor and the freshness with which it began its first century.

  4. Jerome Booth:

    (There will be) sell-off in the euro as talk of other exit referenda builds, this sell-off will be more profound and long-lasting and will be not just against the dollar and yen but also against the pound. It will also raise fears of significant loss of values for holders of Euro-zone government bonds.

  5. Acting Navy SecretaryThomas B. Modly:

    We cant defend the nation with a crew thats sick, that has even more profound implications.

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