A shallow lake.
Abandoned the boat in the shallows.
An example of shallow is a hole that is only an inch deep.
An example of shallow is a person who only cares about someone's looks and how much money they have.
The ship ran aground in an unexpected shallow.
The water is shallow here.
Shallow left field.
This crater is relatively shallow.
Saute the onions in a shallow pan.
Origin of shallow
- Middle English schalowe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English schalowe (“not deep, shallow"); apparently related to Old English sceald (“shallow"). See also shoal.