Definitions of depth

  1. degree of psychological or intellectual depth
  2. ( usually plural) the deepest and most remote part; " from the depths of darkest Africa"; " signals received from the depths of space"
  3. 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.
  4. Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.
  5. Lowness; as, depth of sound.
  6. 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.
  7. The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
  8. A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
  9. The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.
  10. Distance below the surface; profoundness; extent of penetration; richness of tone or color; that which is deep; as, the ocean depths.
  11. 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.
  12. Deepness; profundity; a deep place.
  13. The state or degree of being deep; distance downward, inward or backward; profundity; extremity.
  14. A deep place; the innermost part.
  15. Deepness; the measure of anything downward or inward; an abyss; a deep place; the sea or ocean; the middle, as the depth of winter or of a wood; abstruseness; that which is not easily explored, as the depths of metaphysics; immensity; profoundness; extent of penetration; the number of men in a file. Depth of a sail, the extent of the square sails from the head- rope to the foot- rope.
  16. The measure of a thing from the surface to the bottom; a deep place; the sea or ocean; the middle or stillest part obscurity; unsearchableness; sagacity or penetration profoundness, as applied to writings or discourses.
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