Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

shal·low  audio  (shl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
shal·low·er, shal·low·est
  1. Measuring little from bottom to top or surface; lacking physical depth.
  2. Lacking depth of intellect, emotion, or knowledge: "This is a shallow parody of America" (Lloyd Rose).
  3. Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak: shallow respirations.
  4. In the part of a playing area that is closer to home plate: shallow left field.
NOUN:
A part of a body of water of little depth; a shoal. Often used in the plural: abandoned the boat in the shallows.
tr. & intr.v.
shal·lowed, shal·low·ing, shal·lows
To make or become shallow.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English schalowe

OTHER FORMS:
shallow·ly(Adverb), shallow·ness(Noun)


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer