shallow shal·low

shallow shal·low
['ʃæləʊ]
1. adj, -er comp -est superl
(water etc) basso (-a), poco profondo (-a), (dish) piano (-a), (breathing) leggero (-a), (fig: person) superficiale, leggero (-a), (conversation) futile, frivolo (-a)
2.

shallows npl — secche fpl


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  • shallow — shal|low1 [ ʃælou ] adjective ** 1. ) with only a short distance from the top or surface to the bottom: Move to the shallow end of the pool. He dug a shallow trench. The dish needs to be quite shallow. ─ opposite DEEP 2. ) not interested in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Shallow — Shal low, a. [Compar. {Shallower}; superl. {Shallowest}.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally, sloping or shelving; cf. Icel. skj[=a]lgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D. & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf. {Shelve} to slope, {Shoal} shallow.] 1. Not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shallow — Shal low, v. t. To make shallow. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shallow — Shal low, v. i. To become shallow, as water. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shallow — Shal low, n. 1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf. [1913 Webster] A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Dashed on the shallows of the moving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shallow — shal•low [[t]ˈʃæl oʊ[/t]] adj. low•er, low•est, 1) of little depth: shallow water[/ex] 2) lacking depth; superficial: a shallow mind[/ex] 3) taking in a relatively small amount of air in each inhalation: shallow breathing[/ex] 4) Usu., shallows.… …   From formal English to slang

  • shallow — shal·low shal (.)ō, ə( w) adj displacing comparatively little air <shallow breathing> …   Medical dictionary

  • shallow — shal|low [ˈʃæləu US lou] adj comparative shallower superlative shallowest 1.) measuring only a short distance from the top to the bottom ≠ ↑deep ▪ a shallow river ▪ The lake is quite shallow. ▪ the shallow end of the pool ▪ Place the meat in a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shallow-pated — Shal low pat ed, a. Shallow brained. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shallow-bodied — Shal low bod ied, a. (Naut.) Having a moderate depth of hold; said of a vessel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shallow-brained — Shal low brained , a. Weak in intellect; foolish; empty headed. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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