Taxonomy of meanings for 深:

  • shēn (OC: qhljum MC: ɕim) 式針切 平 廣韻:【逺也又水名出桂陽南平式針切二 】
  • shèn (OC: qhljums MC: ɕim) 式禁切 去 廣韻:【不淺也式禁切又式今切二 】
    • DEEP
      • viphysicalbe deep
      • vadVliteral: deeply (MENG: of ploughing); deeply (hide); deeply (understand), 
      • vichangebecome deeper
      • vadNdeep; deep and spacious; deep and remote 深山
      • vi.red:adNdeep, very deep
      • vtoNcausativedeepen; give greater depth (of defenses?) to make higher (!!)
      • nabfeatureliterally: depth
      • vadNfigurativeunfathomable; endless (mountains etc)
      • v[adN]deep abyss
      • viderivedbe preoccupied with deep other things
      • npost-Ndeepest point of N
      • vt+prep+Ngradedbe deeper than N
      • DIFFICULT
        • vibe difficult to understand
        • PROFOUND
          • vadNabfigurativeprofound (with abstract noun)
          • nabfeaturedepth, profoundness
          • vifigurativego deep; be profound
          • vadVprofoundly; with deep reflection; with profound dedication
          • v[adN]what is profound; a profound way of doing things; a profound solution
          • UNDERSTAND
            • vt+prep+Nunderstand deeply, have a deep mastery of
            • vtoNunderstand deeply, have a deep mastery of
      • INTENSELY
        • vadVdeeply, intensely
        • vibe intense (also of colour!)
        • vpostadVintensely [perhaps in the end to be taken as vi with sentential subject]
        • vadNprofound, intense
        • vadVV=passiveon a large scale
        • FLOURISH
            草木深
          • SEVERE
            • vadNsevere 深刑 XINYU: "severe punishments"
            • viactact with severity
          • of debt, heavy>BIG
              責益深
        • action: enter deep into>ENTER
          • vtoNenter deep (into territory)
          • vt(oN)enter deep into the contextually determinate place
          • vtoNcausativecause (someone) to enter deep into a territory
          • specifically: withdraw deep into>WITHDRAW
            • vtoNwithdraw into; recede into
        • RIVERS