What does depth mean?

Definitions for depth
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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.

    Etymology: [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

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

  2. Depth(noun)

    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. Depth(noun)

    lowness; as, depth of sound

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

  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

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

  5. Depth(noun)

    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. Depth(noun)

    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  

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

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How to say depth in sign language?

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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. Richard Willis:

    We were horrified by the extent of these acts of sexual violence on our campus. This investigation revealed the University's mishandling of reports in what should have been a supportive, responsive and caring environment for students, the depth to which these acts occurred shocked and outraged us. Our students and their families deserve more, and we have committed our full attention to improving our processes, establishing accountability and ensuring appropriate actions are taken to support former, current and future students.

  2. Jurgen Moltmann:

    Your community is important for me. Therefore I came, when I first heard of your study of theology in prison, pictures of my youth and of the beginning of my own theological studies emerged from the depth of my memory. Yes, I remember.

  3. Paul Byrne:

    Think of like a Milky Way bar or a Mars bar, its where the chocolate and caramel touch, that depth, you can treat that as the thickness of the brittle, rigid layer.

  4. Julie Brown:

    I was surprised by size and depth of his wounds, and wondered how an EpiPen Jr device could have caused these injuries.

  5. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    That they’re all but broke, we knew already, but my message to the Greeks is then every time again : so then, work with us as quickly as possible on an adjustment to the program. Athens is hoping the finance ministers will approve its list and allow for the return of about 1.9 billion euros( $ 2.07 billion) in profits made by the European Central Bank on Greek bonds, the source familiar with the matter said. The source said Athens also expected the return of about 1.2 billion euros in cash left in the Greek bank bailout fund that was taken back by the euro zone last month - something euro zone officials said the euro zone bailout fund would discuss on Wednesday. Greece argues that its own bank rescue fund should have returned only 9.7 billion euros to the euro zone rather than 10.9 billion euros, since it had used its own cash reserve rather than EFSF bonds to make that recapitalization. Greek officials have not gone into detail about the latest reform list. Sakillarides said only it would not contain recessionary measures but structural changes. The reforms are deeply sensitive for leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who came to power in January pledging to end austerity policies but was forced to accept an extension to a hated bailout program under the threat of a banking collapse. Greece has received two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros since 2010 but its economy has shrunk by 25 percent partly due to austerity measures imposed by the lenders. One in four Greeks is out of work, and more than half of all young people. AIR CLEARED. Alexis Tsipras discussed the reforms with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Sakellaridis said that in a four-hour working dinner they discussed only the outline without going into depth. Both leaders voiced mutual goodwill during a visit that appeared to have cleared the air after weeks of public acrimony between Athens and Berlin. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting Tsipras on Tuesday that an improved climate between the two countries would help start serious negotiations for a solution to Greece's debt problems. The Social Democrat politician told reporters this alone would not solve Greece's financial problems, but it was.

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