depth

  • 1 depth — [ depθ ] noun *** ▸ 1 distance through something ▸ 2 hidden qualities/ideas ▸ 3 information/importance ▸ 4 bright quality of color ▸ 5 not looking flat ▸ 6 when sound is low ▸ 7 deepest parts of ocean ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 depth — W3S3 [depθ] 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Depth — Depth(s) may refer to: Depth (ring theory), an important invariant of rings and modules in commutative and homological algebra Depth in a well, the measurement between two points in an oil well Color depth (or number of bits or bit depth ) in… …

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  • 5 depth — [depth] n. [ME depthe < dep: see DEEP & TH1] 1. a) the distance from the top downward, from the surface inward, or from front to back b) perspective, as in a painting 2. the quality or condition of being deep; deepness; specif …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 depth — depth; depth·ing; depth·less; depth·om·e·ter; …

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  • 7 depth — ► NOUN 1) the distance from the top down, from the surface inwards, or from front to back. 2) complexity and profundity of thought: the book has unexpected depth. 3) comprehensiveness of study or detail. 4) creditable intensity of emotion. 5)… …

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  • 8 depth — [n1] distance down or across base, bottom, declination, deepness, draft, drop, expanse, extent, fathomage, intensity, lower register, lowness, measure, measurement, pit, pitch, profoundness, profundity, remoteness, sounding; concepts 737,790 Ant …

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  • 9 depth — index caliber (mental capacity), sense (intelligence) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 depth — late 14c., apparently formed in M.E. on model of length, breadth; from O.E. deop deep (see DEEP (Cf. deep)) + TH (Cf. th). Replaced older deopnes deepness. Though the English word is relatively recent, the formation is in P.Gmc., *deupitho , and… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 depth — noun 1 distance from top to bottom or from back to front; deep part of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ species that live at considerable depth ▪ They go down to great depths below the surface. ▪ maximum …

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  • 12 depth — [[t]de̱pθ[/t]] ♦♦♦ depths 1) N VAR: oft amount in N, with poss, N of amount The depth of something such as a river or hole is the distance downwards from its top surface, or between its upper and lower surfaces. The smaller lake ranges from five… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 depth */*/*/ — UK [depθ] / US noun Word forms depth : singular depth plural depths 1) [countable/uncountable] the distance from the top to the bottom of something, for example the sea, a river, or a hole depth of: What s the depth of the water here? in depth:… …

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  • 14 depth — /depT/ noun 1 DISTANCE (countable usually singular, uncountable) a) the distance down from the top surface to the bottom of something: What depth is the lake? | to/at a depth of: Plant the seeds at a depth of ten centimetres. | a metre/foot etc… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 depth — n. distance from the top to bottom distance from front to back 1) in depth (the river is thirty feet in depth) place at the bottom of a body of water 2) to reach a depth (the divers reached great depths) capability 3) beyond, out of one s depth… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 depth — depthless, adj. /depth/, n. 1. a dimension taken through an object or body of material, usually downward from an upper surface, horizontally inward from an outer surface, or from top to bottom of something regarded as one of several layers. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 17 Depth — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Depth >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 depth depth Sgm: N 1 deepness deepness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 profundity profundity depression &c.(concavity) 252 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 hollow hollow …

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  • 18 depth — n. 1 a deepness (the depth is not great at the edge). b the measurement from the top down, from the surface inwards, or from the front to the back (depth of the drawer is 12 inches). 2 difficulty; abstruseness. 3 a sagacity; wisdom. b intensity… …

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  • 19 depth*/*/*/ — [depθ] noun 1) [C/U] a distance relating to how deep something is, for example the sea, a river, or a hole What s the depth of the water here?[/ex] 2) [U] the distance from the front to the back of something the depth of the shelf[/ex] 3) [C/U]… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 depth — noun a) The vertical distance below a surface; the amount that something is deep. Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay. b) The distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet. The depth of her misery… …

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