Definition of depth
depthsplay play \ˈdepths, ˈdep(t)s\
1a (1) : a deep place in a body of water fish living at great depths (2) : a part that is far from the outside or surface the depths of the woods (3) : abyss 1b (1) : a profound or intense state (as of thought or feeling) the depths of sorrow; also : a reprehensibly low condition hadn't realized that standards had fallen to such depths (2) : the middle of a time (such as a season) the depths of winter (3) : the worst part the depths of the depression
2 mathematics a : the perpendicular (see 1perpendicular 1b) measurement downward from a surface the depth of a swimming poolb : the direct linear measurement from front to back the depth of a bookshelf
3 : the quality of being deep the depth of the pass
4 : the degree of intensity depth of a color; also : the quality of being profound (as in insight) or full (as of knowledge) the depth of her experience
5 : the quality or state of being complete or thorough a study will be made in depth
6 US, sports : the quality of having many good players a team that lacks depth in the outfield
depthlessplay \ˈdepth-ləs\ adjective
beyond one's depthor
out of one's depth
: beyond the limits of one's capabilities an actor who is out of his depth in serious drama
Examples of depth in a Sentence
These fish typically live at depths of 500 feet or more.
Students will test the temperature of the water at different depths.
The boat sank to a depth of several hundred feet.
measuring the depth of the water
the depth of a hole
The pool has a depth of 12 feet.
I began working at the factory during the depth of the Depression.
Recent Examples of depth from the Web
The newer Boeing 737s, 757s, and 777s, and Airbus A320s, for example, have smaller bathrooms than their predecessors by a few inches in depth, width, and some in height.
The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of Ferndale at a depth of about 3 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Trump’s triggers for overt expressions of white nationalist sentiment made transparent the depth of white tribalism in America—and suggested that his election was a realistic possibility.
In early trading this morning, the British currency continued to plumb new depths.
Under the high pressure of these cold depths, water and methane react to each other: water molecules link into crystalline lattices that trap methane molecules.
The turkey necks here don't hold a candle to the ones at Crawfish & Noodles, being two-dimensionally hot and salty, with virtually no depth of flavor to the soft, shreddy meat.
Across 85 tunes, Doctors shows real depth--from brass bands and zydeco to black magic and binge drinkers.
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Origin and Etymology of depth
Middle English, from dep deep
First Known Use: 14th century
DEPTH Defined for Kids
Definition of depth for Students
1 : measurement from top to bottom or from front to back a cupboard's depth
2 : a place far below a surface or far inside something (as a sea or a forest) Some unusual fish live at great depths.
3 : the middle of time the depth of winter
4 : intensity 2 a depth of color No one can imagine the … depth of our emotion … — E. B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan
Medical Definition of depth
depths\ˈdepth, ˈdep(t)s\play play
1: the distance between upper and lower or between dorsal and ventral points of a body
2: the quality of a state of consciousness, a bodily state, or a physiological function of being intense or complete the depth of anesthesia the depth of respiration
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