Not deep; having little depth; shoal.
- Measuring little from bottom to top or surface; lacking physical depth.
- Lacking depth of intellect, emotion, or knowledge: "This is a shallow parody of America” ( Lloyd Rose).
- Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak: shallow respirations.
- In the part of a playing area that is closer to home plate: shallow left field.
- A part of a body of water of little depth; a shoal. Often used in the plural: abandoned the boat in the shallows.
- To make or become shallow.