Definition of Depth

1. Noun. The extent downward or backward or inward. "Depth of a closet"

Exact synonyms: Deepness
Generic synonyms: Extent
Specialized synonyms: Deepness, Profoundness, Profundity, Draft, Draught, Penetration, Sounding, Shallowness
Attributes: Deep, Shallow, Deep, Shallow

2. Noun. Degree of psychological or intellectual profundity.
Generic synonyms: Degree, Grade, Level
Specialized synonyms: Profoundness, Profundity, Shallowness, Superficiality

3. Noun. (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part. "Signals received from the depths of space"
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Specialized synonyms: Back Of Beyond
Generic synonyms: Part, Region

4. Noun. (usually plural) a low moral state. "He had sunk to the depths of addiction"
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Abasement, Abjection, Degradation

5. Noun. The intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas.
Exact synonyms: Astuteness, Deepness, Profoundness, Profundity
Generic synonyms: Sapience, Wisdom
Derivative terms: Deep, Profound, Profound

6. Noun. The attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense. "The depth of his emotion"
Generic synonyms: Attribute

Definition of Depth

1. n. 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.

2. n. The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.

Definition of Depth

1. Noun. The vertical distance below a surface; the amount that something is deep. ¹

2. Noun. The distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) The intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, or situation. ¹

4. Noun. (computing colors) The total palette of available colors. ¹

5. Noun. (arts photography) The property of appearing three-dimensional. ¹

6. Noun. (literary usually plural) The deepest part. (Usually of a body of water.) ¹

7. Noun. (literary usually plural) A very remote part. ¹

8. Noun. The most severe part. ¹

9. Noun. (statistics) The lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Depth

1. deepness [n -S] - See also: deepness

Medical Definition of Depth

1. Distance from the surface downward. (05 Mar 2000)

Depth Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Depth Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Depth

depth-first search
depth bomb
depth charge
depth compensation
depth dose
depth finder
depth gage
depth gauge
depth of focus
depth perception
depth psychology
depth recording

Literary usage of Depth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"Put more depth into the term ; put on, for example, the notion quadruped. Quadruped animal has more depth than animal, more notion : but less breadth, ..."

2. An Introduction to Psychology by Mary Whiton Calkins (1908)
"CONSCIOUSNESS OF DISTANCE OR depth We unquestionably have a consciousness of the depth of objects or of their distance. " It is impossible," James says,1" ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite belong together аи a shallow lake, divided by an alluvial flat ; their average depth being only 18 feet, and this average ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1902)
"In Loch Tummel (2J miles long) the greatest depth found was 128 feet, ... In the central basin the greatest depth is 119 feet, and in the eastern 99. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Depth

Search for Depth on!Search for Depth on!Search for Depth on Google!Search for Depth on Wikipedia!