HyperDic: shallow

English > 6 senses of the word shallow:
ADJECTIVEallshallowlacking physical depth
allshallownot deep or strong
allshallowlacking depth of intellect or knowledge
VERBchangeshallow, shoalmake shallow
changeshallow, shoalbecome shallow
NOUNobjectshallow, shoala stretch of shallow water
shallow > pronunciation
Soundsshae'low
Rhymesafterglow ... yellow: 77 rhymes with low...
English > shallow: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center.
Examples
  • "shallow water"
  • "a shallow dish"
  • "a shallow cut"
  • "a shallow closet"
  • "established a shallow beachhead"
  • "hit the ball to shallow left field"
Attribute ofdepth, deepnessThe extent downward or backward or inward
Narrowerankle-deep, knee-deepComing only to the ankle or knee
fordableshallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle
neriticrelating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast
reefy, shelfy, shelvy, shoalyFull of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals
superficialOccurring on or near the surface of the skin
OppositedeepHaving great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center
Spanishpoco profundo, superficial
Catalansuperficial
Nounsshallowa stretch of shallow water
shallownessthe quality of lacking physical depth
Adverbsshallowlyin a shallow manner
English > shallow: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot deep or strong; not affecting one deeply.
Examples
  • "shallow breathing"
  • "a night of shallow fretful sleep"
  • "in a shallow trance"
Attribute ofdepth, deepnessThe extent downward or backward or inward
Narrowerlight, wakeful(of sleep) easily disturbed
Oppositedeeprelatively deep or strong
Spanishsuperficial
Catalansuperficial
English > shallow: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious.
Examples
  • "shallow people"
  • "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"
BroadersuperficialConcerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious
Spanishcharlatán, superficial
Catalansuperficial
Nounsshallownesslack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
English > shallow: 6 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA stretch of shallow water.
Synonymshoal
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Spanishbajío, bajo, poco profundo
Adjectivesshallowlacking physical depth
Verbsshallowbecome shallow
shallowmake shallow
English > shallow: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake shallow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The silt shallowed the canal"
Synonymshoal
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishhacer poco profundo, hacer superficial, perder profundidad
Nounsshallowa stretch of shallow water
English > shallow: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome shallow.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the lake shallowed over time"
Synonymshoal
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Nounsshallowa stretch of shallow water

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