What does depth mean?

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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

How to pronounce depth?

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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. Jane Seymour:

    Roger Moore was very kind and very thoughtful, he really took care of me, which was really kind of him. But I was totally out of my depth in it. And the funny thing is, I felt comfortable hanging out with the dancers [from the film]… I’d skip out of what I was doing and go to where the rehearsals were and join them.

  2. Richard Willis:

    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.

  3. John Maxwell:

    The Depth of your Mythology is the Extent of your Effectiveness.

  4. Natalia Polukhina:

    It seems very strange to me to interpret this building as a water tank. In the same fortress of Naryn-Kala, there is an equal underground structure of 10 meters depth, and it really is a tank. This is just a rectangular building. The unusual building, in which we have put our detectors, has the shape of a cross, oriented strictly to the sides of the world, one side is 2 meters longer than the others, as the archaeologists who began excavations say, during construction, the building was entirely on the surface and it stands on the highest point of the Naryn-Kala. What is the sense to put the tank on the surface, and even on the highest mountain? It is strange. Currently, there are more questions than answers.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Too much truth is the style of a drunken master, intoxicated with the sweet wine of philosophical poetry, a comical third eye, whose power of thought will break the stone of stupidity and the ice of indifference. Developed dexterity of thought, manipulates the fighting techniques of aphorisms, and philosophical poems of a drunken master, leaving no chance. Loneliness enhances the force of the blow, its depth of thought, piercing consciousness and subconsciousness, piercing the infinity of time. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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