Depth Definition

dĕpth
depths
noun
depths
The distance from the top downward, from the surface inward, or from front to back.
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The quality or condition of being deep; deepness.
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Perspective, as in a painting.
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The far inner or inmost part.
The depths of a wood.
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The deep or deepest part, as of the sea.
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idiom
in depth
  • in a thorough and comprehensive way

    analysis in depth

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out of one's depth
  • in water too deep for one
  • past one's ability or understanding
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Other Word Forms of Depth

Noun

Singular:
depth
Plural:
depths

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Depth

Origin of Depth

  • From Middle English depthe, from Old English *dīepþ (“depth”), from Proto-Germanic *diupiþō (“depth”), equivalent to deep +‎ -th. Cognate with Scots deepth (“depth”), West Frisian djipte (“depth”), Dutch diepte (“depth”), Middle Low German dēpede (“depth”), Danish dybde (“depth”), Icelandic dýpt (“depth”), Gothic (diupiþa, “depth”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English depthe from dep deep deep

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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