1. The deep; the sea; the ocean.
    God in the fathomless profound / Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys.
  2. An abyss.


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


  1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to great depth; deep.
  2. Very deep; very serious
  3. 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.
  4. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
  5. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

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