What does depth mean?

Definitions for depth
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depth, deepnessnoun

    the extent downward or backward or inward

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

  2. depthnoun

    degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

  3. depthnoun

    (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part

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

  4. depthnoun

    (usually plural) a low moral state

    "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"

  5. astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, deepnessnoun

    the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

  6. depthnoun

    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. Depthnoun

    (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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. depthnoun

    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. depthnoun

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

  3. depthnoun

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

  4. depthnoun

    The total palette of available colors.

  5. depthnoun

    The property of appearing three-dimensional.

    The depth of field in this picture is amazing.

  6. depthnoun

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

    Tthe burning ship finally sunk into the depths.

  7. depthnoun

    A very remote part.

  8. depthnoun

    The most severe part.

  9. depthnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depthnoun

    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

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

  2. Depthnoun

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

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

  3. Depthnoun

    lowness; as, depth of sound

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

  4. Depthnoun

    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

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

  5. Depthnoun

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

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

  6. Depthnoun

    a pair of toothed wheels which work together

    Etymology: [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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. depth

    A technical word, peculiarly applicable to bodies of men drawn up in line or column. The depth of a battalion or squadron is the number of men in rank and file from front to rear.

Editors Contribution

  1. depth

    A known measurement.

    The depth of the sea was known by using specialized equipment.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  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

How to pronounce depth?

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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

Examples of depth in a Sentence

  1. Amar Bakshi:

    This is a time when people see each other as 'types' too often, this adds a level of depth that can break up those hardened narratives.

  2. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    Donald's going to be as serious a candidate as he wants to be. He can determine through the depth of his answers, the seriousness of his answers, whether he's a serious candidate or he isn't.

  3. Sharon Cooper:

    Based on the Sandy I knew, this is unfathomable to me, people who knew her, truly knew her, the depth of her, that's unfathomable right now.

  4. Geoff Ward:

    The game is special for them, but the bigger thing they will be talking about is that we had a more complete effort tonight than we did in Winnipeg, so it is a stepping stone for us, i felt we were able to utilize the depth of our lineup better than we did in our first game.

  5. Mino Argento:

    In 1974, John Gruen said: These are geometric abstractions that could be called “White on White” with their delicate, yet boldly differentiated forms and textures. One can see Argento’s mind and hand attempting something different within the geometric genre. At times he succeeds, at others, he merely echoes the deja-vu syndromes of shape within shape and closed-hued tonality. Still, one is in the presence of a genuine artist, one who has a most felicitous affinity for making the most out of self-imposed limitations of form and color. If at the moment elegance overrides depth.

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