Meaning of shallow

shal•low

Pronunciation: (shal'ō), [key]
— adj., n., adv., v. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. of little depth; not deep: shallow water.
  2. lacking depth; superficial: a mind that is not narrow but shallow.
  3. taking in a relatively small amount of air in each inhalation: shallow breathing.
  4. relatively close to home plate: The shortstop caught the pop fly in shallow left field.
—n.
  1. Usually, a shallow part of a body of water; shoal.
—adv.
  1. at a shallow position: With the pitcher up, the outfielders played shallow.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become shallow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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