Definitions for: Depth

[n] degree of psychological or intellectual depth
[n] extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
[n] the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
[n] (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part; "from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space"
[n] (usually plural) a low moral state; "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"

Webster (1913) Definition: Depth (s[e^]pth), n. [From Deep; akin to D. diepte,
Icel. d[=y]pt, d[=y]p[eth], Goth. diupi[thorn]a.]
1. 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. Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance;
completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.

Mindful of that heavenly love Which knows no end in
depth or height. --Keble.

3. Lowness; as, depth of sound.

4. That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place;
the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of

From you unclouded depth above. --Keble.

The depth closed me round about. --Jonah ii. 5.

5. (Logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract
conception or notion includes; the comprehension or

6. (Horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.

Depth of a sail (Naut.), the extent of a square sail from
the head rope to the foot rope; the length of the after
leach of a staysail or boom sail; -- commonly called the
drop of a sail.

Depth, n. (A["e]ronautics)
The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest
point of an arched surface.

Synonyms: astuteness, profoundness, profundity

See Also: abasement, abjection, back of beyond, deepness, degradation, degree, draft, draught, extent, grade, level, part, penetration, profoundness, profundity, region, sapience, shallowness, sounding, superficiality, wisdom

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