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depth

 (dĕpth)
n.
1. The condition or quality of being deep.
2.
a. The extent, measurement, or dimension downward, backward, or inward: dove to a depth of 30 feet; shelves with enough depth to store the large boxes.
b. The measurement or sense of distance from an observation point, such as linear perspective in painting.
3. often depths A deep part or place: the ocean depths; in the depths of the forest.
4.
a. The most profound or intense part or stage: the depth of despair; an experience that touched the depths of tragedy.
b. Intensity; force: had not realized the depth of their feelings for one another.
5. The severest or worst part: in the depth of an economic depression.
6. A low point, level, or degree: Production has fallen to new depths.
7. Intellectual complexity or penetration; profundity: a novel of great depth.
8. The range of one's understanding or competence: I am out of my depth when it comes to cooking.
9. Strength held in reserve, especially a supply of skilled or capable replacements: a team with depth at every position.
10. The degree of richness or intensity: depth of color.
11. Lowness in pitch.
12. Complete detail; thoroughness: the depth of her research; an interview conducted in great depth.

[Middle English depthe, from dep, deep; see deep.]

depth

(dɛpθ)
n
1. the extent, measurement, or distance downwards, backwards, or inwards
2. the quality of being deep; deepness
3. (Psychology) intensity or profundity of emotion or feeling
4. profundity of moral character; penetration; sagacity; integrity
5. complexity or abstruseness, as of thought or objects of thought
6. intensity, as of silence, colour, etc
7. lowness of pitch
8. (Nautical Terms) nautical the distance from the top of a ship's keel to the top of a particular deck
9. (often plural) a deep, far, inner, or remote part, such as an inaccessible region of a country
10. (often plural) the deepest, most intense, or most severe part: the depths of winter.
11. (usually plural) a low moral state; demoralization: how could you sink to such depths?.
12. (often plural) a vast space or abyss
13. beyond one's depth out of one's depth
a. in water deeper than one is tall
b. beyond the range of one's competence or understanding
14. in depth thoroughly or comprehensively. See also in-depth
[C14: from dep deep + -th1]

depth

(dɛpθ)

n.
1. a dimension taken through an object or body of material, usu. downward or inward.
2. the quality of being deep; deepness.
3. complexity or obscurity: a question of great depth.
4. gravity; seriousness.
5. emotional profundity: the depth of one's feelings.
6. intensity, as of silence or color.
7. lowness of tonal pitch: the depth of a voice.
8. the amount of a person's intelligence, wisdom, insight, etc.
9. Often, depths. a deep part or place.
10. an unfathomable space; abyss: the depth of time.
11. Sometimes, depths. the farthest, innermost, or extreme part or state: the depths of the forest.
12. Usu., depths. a low intellectual or moral condition: How could he sink to such depths?
13. the part of greatest intensity, as of night or winter.
14. the strength of a team's lineup of substitute players.
Idioms:
1. in depth, extensively; thoroughly.
2. out of or beyond one's depth, beyond one's knowledge or capability.
[1350–1400; Middle English depthe=dep deep + -the -th1]

depth

In maritime/hydrographic use, the vertical distance from the plane of the hydrographic datum to the bed of the sea, lake, or river.

Depth

See also heights.

Oceanography. a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
a device for ascertaining vertical currents in the deeper parts of the sea.
the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water. — bathymetric, bathymetrical. adj.
Oceanography. a small, modified submarine for deep-sea exploration, usually having a spherical observation chamber fixed under a buoyancy chamber.
Oceanography. a spherical diving apparatus from which to study deep-sea life.
a device that records the temperature of water as a reflex of depth.
1. the depths or bottom of the sea.
2. organic life that inhabits the bottom of the sea.
an apparatus for surveying the depths or bottom of the sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depth - the extent downward or backward or inwarddepth - the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
deepness, profoundness, profundity - the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the mine was almost a mile"
draught, draft - the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
penetration - the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target)
sounding - a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
shallowness - the quality of lacking physical depth; "take into account the shallowness at that end of the pool before you dive"
2.depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
profundity, profoundness - intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; "the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence"
shallowness, superficiality - lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
3.depth - (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part; "from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
back of beyond - a very remote and inaccessible place; "you'd have to go to the back of beyond to find one of those"
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
4.depth - (usually plural) a low moral state; "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
abasement, abjection, degradation - a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
5.depth - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideasdepth - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
sapience, wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
6.depth - the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense; "the depth of his breathing"; "the depth of his sighs," "the depth of his emotion"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

depth

noun
1. deepness, drop, measure, extent, profundity, profoundness The fish were detected at depths of more than a kilometre.
2. strength, intensity, seriousness, severity, extremity, keenness, intenseness I am well aware of the depth of feeling that exists in the town
3. severity, importance, significance, gravity, urgency, moment, weight, danger, seriousness, severeness The country's leadership had underestimated the depth of the crisis.
4. insight, intelligence, wisdom, penetration, profundity, acuity, discernment, perspicacity, sagacity, astuteness, profoundness, perspicuity His writing has a depth that will outlast him.
insight emptiness, triviality, superficiality, lack of depth or substance
5. breadth, range, degree, extent, scope, magnitude, amplitude, comprehensiveness, extensiveness We were impressed with the depth of her knowledge.
6. intensity, strength, warmth, richness, brightness, vibrancy, vividness The blue base gives the red paint more depth.
plural noun
1. deepest part, middle, midst, remotest part, furthest part, innermost part A sound came from the depths of the forest.
2. most intense part, pit, void, abyss, chasm, deepest part, furthest part, bottomless depth a man who had plumbed the depths of despair

depth

noun
1. The extent or measurement downward from a surface:
2. Something of immeasurable and vast extent.Often used in plural:
3. Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity.Often used in plural:
4. Intellectual penetration or range:
Translations
عُمْقشِدَّة
hloubkaintenzita
dybdeintensitet
syvyys
dubina
dÿptstyrkur, dÿpt
深さ
깊이
gelmėsodrumas
dziļumspiesātinātība
hlbina
globina
djup
ความลึก
chiều sâu

depth

[depθ]
A. N
1. [of water, hole, shelf] → profundidad f; [of room, building] → fondo m; [of hem] → ancho m; [of colour, feelings] → intensidad f; [of voice] → gravedad f, profundidad f
at a depth of three metresa tres metros de profundidad
depth of field (Phot) → profundidad f de campo
the trench was two metres in depthla zanja tenía dos metros de profundidad
to study a subject in depthestudiar un tema a fondo or en profundidad
it shows a great depth of knowledge of the subjectmuestra un conocimiento muy profundo de la materia
to get out of one's depth (lit) → perder pie (fig) → meterse en honduras, salirse de su terreno
to be out of one's depth (lit) → no tocar fondo, no hacer pie (fig) I'm out of my depth with physicsno entiendo nada de física
he felt out of his depth with these peoplese sentía perdido entre esta gente
it is deplorable that anyone should sink to such depthses deplorable que uno pueda caer tan bajo
2. the depths: in the depths of the seaen las profundidades del mar, en el fondo del mar
to be in the depths of despairestar hundido en la desesperación
in the depths of winteren lo más crudo del invierno
see also plumb D2
B. CPD depth charge Ncarga f de profundidad

depth

[ˈdɛpθ]
n
(distance between upper and lower surface) [hole, river] → profondeur f
at a depth of 3 metres → à 3 mètres de profondeur
to a depth of 3 metres → à une profondeur de 3 mètres
18 metres in depth → 18 mètres de profondeur
to be out of one's depth (British) [swimmer] → ne plus avoir pied (fig) (= unequal to a situation) → être dépassé(e), nager
to feel out of one's depth → se sentir dépassé(e)
to go out of one's depth [swimmer] → aller là où on n'a pas pied
(distance between front and back) [cupboard, drawer] → profondeur f, largeur f
(= intensity) [emotion] → profondeur f
(= great extent) → étendue f
to study sth in depth (= thoroughly) → étudier qch en profondeur
to analyze sth in depth (= minutely) → analyser qch dans les moindres détails depths
npl
(= deep sea) the depths → les profondeurs fpl
(= most extreme part) the depths of winter → le cœur de l'hiver
the depths of the countryside → les profondeurs de la campagne
in the depths of (= deep parts) [sea] → dans les profondeurs de (= remote parts) [wood, countryside] → au cœur de
to be in the depths of despair → toucher le fond du désespoir
to be in the depths of recession → traverser une période de récession profondedepth charge ngrenade f sous-marine

depth

n
Tiefe f; the depths of the oceandie Tiefen des Ozeans; at a depth of 3 feetin einer Tiefe von 3 Fuß, in 3 Fuß Tiefe; don’t go out of your depthgeh nicht zu tief rein!; to be out of one’s depth (lit)den Boden unter den Füßen verlieren; (fig also)ins Schwimmen geraten
(of knowledge, feeling, colour)Tiefe f; the depth of his feelings for herdie Tiefe seiner Gefühle für sie; he had no idea of the depth of feeling against himer hatte keine Ahnung, wie abgrundtief die Abneigung gegen ihn war; they now understood the depth of feeling on this issuesie wussten jetzt, wie sehr dieses Thema die Gemüter bewegte; he has depth of characterer hat Charakterstärke; the wine has depth of characterder Wein hat viel Charakter; in deptheingehend, intensiv; interviewausführlich ? in-depth
(fig) depth(s)Tiefen pl; in the depths of despairin tiefster Verzweiflung; in the depths of winter/the forestim tiefsten Winter/Wald; in the depths of the countrysideauf dem flachen Land; in the depths of recessionmitten in der Rezession; from the depths of the earthaus den Tiefen der Erde (geh); to sink to new depthsso tief wie nie zuvor sinken

depth

:
depth of field
n (Phot) → Tiefenschärfe f
depth psychology

depth

[dɛpθ] n (gen, of knowledge, thought) → profondità f inv; (of snow) → altezza, spessore m; (of shelf) → profondità, larghezza; (of colour, feeling) → intensità f inv
at a depth of 3 metres → a 3 metri di profondità, a una profondità di 3 metri
the depths of the sea → gli abissi del mare
to be out of one's depth (swimmer) → non toccare (fig) → non sentirsi all'altezza della situazione
in the depths of the forest → nel cuore della foresta
in the depths of winter → in pieno inverno, nel cuore dell'inverno
in the depths of despair → in preda alla disperazione
to study sth in depth → studiare qc in profondità

depth

(depθ) noun
1. the distance from the top downwards or from the surface inwards especially if great. Coal is mined at a depth of 1,000 m.
2. intensity or strength especially if great. The depth of colour was astonishing; The depth of his feeling prevented him from speaking.
depths noun plural
a part far under the surface or in the middle of something. the depths of the sea; the depths of winter.
ˈin-depth adjective
(of a survey etc) deep and thorough. an in-depth report on alcoholism.
in depth
deeply and thoroughly. I have studied the subject in depth.

depth

عُمْق hloubka dybde Tiefe βάθος profundidad syvyys profondeur dubina profondità 深さ 깊이 diepte dybde głębokość profundidade глубина djup ความลึก derinlik chiều sâu 深度

depth

n profundidad f
References in classic literature ?
sighed Jo, sinking into the depth of a velour chair and gazing about her with an air of intense satisfaction.
They came away, having no depth of earth, and a small opening was disclosed.
They were thick and almost horizontal, emphasizing the depth of her eyes.
He observed by the vacant expression of the Indian's countenance, that his eye, accustomed to the open air had not yet been able to penetrate the dusky light which pervaded the depth of the cavern.
Andrews, from the depth of his wisdom, "are all like that; your mother, my mother.
Whether its sources were disturbed by the depth of the new cellar, or whatever subtler cause might lurk at the bottom, it is certain that the water of Maule's Well, as it continued to be called, grew hard and brackish.
He possessed no power of thought no depth of feeling, no troublesome sensibilities: nothing, in short, but a few commonplace instincts, which, aided by the cheerful temper which grew inevitably out of his physical well-being, did duty very respectably, and to general acceptance, in lieu of a heart.
A slanting ray lingered on the woody crests of the precipices that overhung some parts of the river, giving greater depth to the dark gray and purple of their rocky sides.
Then, as from a deeper depth, "In charge," she added.
There is some advantage in this; because these twin-tubs being so small they fit more readily into the boat, and do not strain it so much; whereas, the American tub, nearly three feet in diameter and of proportionate depth, makes a rather bulky freight for a craft whose planks are but one half-inch in thickness; for the bottom of the whale-boat is like critical ice, which will bear up a considerable distributed weight, but not very much of a concentrated one.
It will have been seen that the Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale embraces the entire length of the entire top of the head; and since --as has been elsewhere set forth --the head embraces one third of the whole length of the creature, then setting that length down at eighty feet for a good sized whale, you have more than twenty-six feet for the depth of the tun, when it is lengthwise hoisted up and down against a ship's side.
The quiet tone in which the woman pronounced these words might have led a superficial observer to think that she was entirely apathetic; but there was a calm, settled depth of anguish in her large, dark eye, that spoke of something far otherwise.