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depth Explained

depth at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


depth at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1382, apparently formed 14c. on model of length, breadth, from O.E. deop "deep," replacing older deopnes. Corresponds to O.N. dyp?u, Goth. diupi?¢®a. ///

depth at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 n [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: deep]//
1 [C usually singular, U] : a) the distance from the top surface of something such as a river or hole to the bottom of it// deep// --a sea with an average depth of 35 metres// to/at a depth of sth // --The cave descends to a depth of 340 feet.// --Plant the beans at a depth of about six inches.// a metre/foot etc in depth (=deep) // --a channel of about two feet in depth// b) the distance from the front to the back of an object// --The depth of the shelves is about 35 cm.//
2 [U] how strong an emotion is or how serious a situation is: depth of// --the depth of public feeling on this issue// --People need to realize the depth of the problem.//
3 [U] : a) also depths // the quality of having a lot of knowledge, understanding, or experience// depth of knowledge/understanding/experience // --I was impressed by the depth of her knowledge.// --a man of great depth and insight// --She's quiet, but perhaps she has hidden depths .// b) when a lot of details about a subject are provided or considered// --Network news coverage often lacks depth.// --The subject was discussed in great depth .// in-depth//
4 be out of your depth: a) to be involved in a situation or activity that is too difficult for you to understand or deal with// --I felt completely out of my depth at the meeting.// b) BrE to be in water that is too deep for you to stand in//
5 the depths of sth: when a bad feeling or situation is at its worst level// --She was in the depths of despair .// --The country was recovering from the depths of recession .//
6 the depths of the ocean/countryside/forest etc: the part that is furthest away from people, and most difficult to reach// --Astronomers may one day travel to the depths of space.//
7 the depths of winter: the middle of winter, especially when it is very cold//
8 the depths: literary the deepest parts of the sea//

depth at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "depth":
French pitch, Sophia, abstruseness, abysm, abyss, acumen,
amplitude, area, astuteness, bigness, bodily size, body,
bottomless pit, brain, breadth, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy,
broad-mindedness, bulk, caliber, cavity, chasm, classical pitch,
coarseness, complexity, comprehensively, corpulence, coverage,
crater, crevasse, deep, deeply, deepness, deeps, depths, diameter,
dimension, dimensions, distance through, draft, drop, erudition,
expanse, expansion, extension, extensively, extent, fatness, gauge,
girth, good understanding, greatness, grossness, gulf, height,
high pitch, hole, hollow, in detail, innerness, inness, insight,
intellect, intelligence, intensity, intensively, interiority,
internality, internalization, intricacy, intrinsicality,
introversion, intuition, inwardness, keenness, key, largeness,
length, low pitch, lowness, magnitude, mass, measure, measurement,
mellow wisdom, nadir, new philharmonic pitch, note, obscurity,
penetration, perception, perspicaciousness, perspicacity,
philharmonic pitch, philosophical pitch, pit, pitch, profoundly,
profoundness, profundity, proportion, proportions, radius, range,
reach, reconditeness, register, richness, ripe wisdom, sagacity,
sageness, sapience, scale, scope, seasoned understanding, sense,
shaft, sharpness, size, sound understanding, sounding, spread,
standard pitch, strength, the third dimension, thickness,
thoroughly, tonality, tone, tune, understanding, vividness, volume,
well, width, wisdom, wiseness, yawning abyss

depth at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Lowness): lowness, debasement, depression, prostration, depression, concavity, pit, bottom, profundity, depth, depths.

[N] (Depth): depth, deepness, profundity, depression, concavity, hollow, pit, shaft, well, crater, gulf, bowels of the earth, bottomlessness, hell, soundings, submersion, plummet, sound, probe.

[ADV] (Depth): beyond one's depth, out of one's depth.

depth at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:



1 [C, U] the distance from the top or surface to the bottom of sth:
What's the depth of the water here? * Water was found at a depth of 30 metres. * They dug down to a depth of two metres. * Many dolphins can dive to depths of 200 metres. * The oil well extended several hundreds of feet in depth. * the depth of a cut / wound / crack

2 [C, U] the distance from the front to the back of sth:
The depth of the shelves is 30 centimetres.

of feelings

3 [U] the strength and power of feelings:
the depth of her love / friendship / anger / fear
of knowledge
4 [U] (approving) the quality of knowing or understanding a lot of details about sth; the ability to provide and explain these details:
a writer of great wisdom and depth * a job that doesn't require any great depth of knowledge * His ideas lack depth.
deepest part
5 [C, usually pl.] the deepest, most extreme or serious part of sth:
the depths of the ocean * to live in the depths of the country (= a long way from a town) * in the depths of winter (= when it is coldest) * She was in the depths of despair * He gazed into the depths of her eyes. * Her paintings reveal hidden depths (= unknown and interesting things about her character).
of colour
6 [U] the strength of a colour:
Strong light will affect the depth of colour of your carpets and curtains.
picture / photograph
7 [U] (technical) the quality in a work of art or a photograph which makes it appear not to be flat
see also DEEP
in depth in a detailed and thorough way:
I haven't looked at the report in depth yet. * an in-depth study
be out of your depth
1 (BrE) to be in water that is too deep to stand in with your head above water:
If you can't swim, don't go out of your depth.
2 to be unable to understand sth because it is too difficult; to be a situation that you cannot control:
He felt totally out of his depth in his new job.
more at PLUMB v.

Depth at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

Depth \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 at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the
water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
2: degree of psychological or intellectual depth
3: (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part; "from the
depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the
depths of space"
4: (usually plural) a low moral state; "he had sunk to the
depths of addiction"
5: the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
[syn: {astuteness}, {profundity}, {profoundness}]

depth at English (WD) Of Explained:



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