Definitions of depression

  1. sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
  2. a sunken or depressed geological formation
  3. a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
  4. angular distance below the horizon ( especially of a celestial object)
  5. a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  6. a long- term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
  7. The act of depressing.
  8. The state of being depressed; a sinking.
  9. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
  10. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
  11. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
  12. The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.
  13. A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.
  14. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; - said of equations.
  15. Depressor.
  16. The act of making lower; the sinking or falling in of a surface; low spirits; dulness of trade; as, business depression.
  17. A falling in or sinking: a hollow: abasement: dejection.
  18. Act of depressing; lowness; hollow; dejection.
  19. Depressive.
  20. The act of depressing, or the state of being depressed; low spirits or vitality; dejection; melancholy.
  21. That which is depressed; a low or hollow place.
  22. The act of depressing; state of being depressed; a hollow; a low state; the act of humbling; a sinking of the spirits; a low state of strength, or of business; the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon; the pointing of any piece of ordnance, so that its shot may be projected under the point- blank line; couching. Depression of the pole, its approach to the horizon, as the spectator recedes from it toward the equator. The depression of an equation, the reduction of the equation to one of lower dimensious.
  23. A hollow the sinking in of a part of a surface; a sinking of the spirits; a low state of trade or business.