What does depth mean?

Definitions for depthdɛpθ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word depth.

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"

GCIDE

  1. Depth(n.)

    (Computers) the maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; -- of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; -- used of call stacks.

  2. Origin: [From Deep; akin to D. diepte, Icel. dpt, dp, Goth. diupia.]

Wiktionary

  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

  7. Origin: [From Deep; akin to D. diepte, Icel. dpt, dp, Goth. diupia.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depth

    depth, n. deepness: the measure of deepness down or inwards: a deep place: the sea: the middle, as depth of winter: abstruseness: extent of sagacity and penetration.—adj. Depth′less, having no depth.—Out of one's depth, in water where one cannot touch bottom: in water too deep for one's safety: beyond one's faculties.—The depths, the lowest pitch of humiliation and misery. [Not in A.S.; Skeat makes it Ice. dýpð, from djúpr, deep.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    It is not length of life, but depth of life.

  2. George Eliot:

    Speech is but broken light upon the depth Of the unspoken.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.

  4. J. Krishnamurti:

    The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

  5. Dixie Carter:

    We need to make our existing characters have a greater depth to them, we want the stories to have a depth and a meaning to someone that is relevant today. Billy can really help that.

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