Definitions for depthdɛpθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a dimension taken through an object or body of material, usu. downward or inward.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  2. the quality of being deep; deepness.

  3. complexity or obscurity:

    a question of great depth.

  4. gravity; seriousness.

  5. emotional profundity:

    the depth of one's feelings.

  6. intensity, as of silence or color.

  7. lowness of tonal pitch:

    the depth of a voice.

  8. the amount of a person's intelligence, wisdom, insight, etc.

  9. Often, depths. a deep part or place.

  10. an unfathomable space; abyss:

    the depth of time.

  11. Sometimes, depths. the farthest, innermost, or extreme part or state:

    the depths of the forest.

  12. Usu., depths. a low intellectual or moral condition:

    How could he sink to such depths?

  13. the part of greatest intensity, as of night or winter.

  14. the strength of a team's lineup of substitute players.

    Category: Sport

Idioms for depth:

  1. in depth,extensively; thoroughly.

    Category: Idiom

  2. out of or beyond one's depth, beyond one's knowledge or capability.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of depth:

1350–1400; ME depthe=depdeep+-the -th1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. depth, deepness(noun)

    the extent downward or backward or inward

    "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"

  2. depth(noun)

    degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

  3. depth(noun)

    (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part

    "from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space"

  4. depth(noun)

    (usually plural) a low moral state

    "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"

  5. astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, deepness(noun)

    the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

  6. depth(noun)

    the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense

    "the depth of his breathing"; "the depth of his sighs," "the depth of his emotion"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. depth(noun)ɛpθ

    the distance down from the top or surface of sth

    the depth of the wound; fish that live at depths of 300 feet

  2. depthɛpθ

    the distance from the front to back of sth

    the depth of the closets

  3. depthɛpθ

    the power or strength of a feeling

    the depth of her sadness

  4. depthɛpθ

    full and detailed knowledge or ideas

    The party's plan lacks depth.

  5. depthɛpθ

    looking at sth completely in all its details

    an in depth report on the subject

  6. depthɛpθ

    in a situation you are unable to understand

    I was out of my depth in the discussion.


  1. depth(Noun)

    The vertical distance below a surface; the amount that something is deep.

    Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay.

  2. depth(Noun)

    The distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet.

  3. depth(Noun)

    The intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, or situation.

  4. depth(Noun)

    The total palette of available colors.

  5. depth(Noun)

    The property of appearing three-dimensional.

    The depth of field in this picture is amazing.

  6. depth(Noun)

    The deepest part. (Usually of a body of water.)

    Tthe burning ship finally sunk into the depths.

  7. depth(Noun)

    A very remote part.

  8. depth(Noun)

    The most severe part.

  9. depth(Noun)

    The lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depth(noun)

    the quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops

  2. Depth(noun)

    profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color

  3. Depth(noun)

    lowness; as, depth of sound

  4. Depth(noun)

    that which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter

  5. Depth(noun)

    the number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content

  6. Depth(noun)

    a pair of toothed wheels which work together

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. depth

    In maritime/hydrographic use, the vertical distance from the plane of the hydrographic datum to the bed of the sea, lake, or river.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3224

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4376

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depth' in Nouns Frequency: #1084

Translations for depth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the distance from the top downwards or from the surface inwards especially if great

Coal is mined at a depth of 1,000 m.

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