PROFOUND', adjective [Latin profundus; pro and fundus, bottom. See Found.]
1. Deep; descending or being far below the surface, or far below the adjacent places; as a gulf profound
2. Intellectually deep; that enters deeply into subjects; not superficial or obvious to the mind; as a profound investigation; profound reasoning; a profound treatise.
3. Humble; very lowly; submissive; as a profound reverence for the Supreme Being.
4. Penetrating deeply into science or any branch of learning; as a profound scholar; a profound mathematician; a profound historian.
5. Deep in skill or contrivance.
The revolters are profound to make slaughter. Hosea 5.
6. Having hidden qualities.
Upon the corner of the moon
There hangs a vap'rous drop profound
PROFOUND', noun The deep; the sea; the ocean; as the vast profound
1. The abyss.
I travel this profound
PROFOUND', verb intransitive To dive; to penetrate. [Not in use.]