Pronunciation: (shal'ō),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —n., adv., v.
—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. Baseball.relatively close to home plate: The shortstop caught the pop fly in shallow left field.
—n. Usually, shallows.(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a shallow part of a body of water; shoal.
—adv. Baseball.at a shallow position: With the pitcher up, the outfielders played shallow.