The ocean depths; in the depths of the forest.
The depth of her research; an interview conducted in great depth.
Depth of color.
The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.
Into the depths of the jungle...
In the depths of the night,
Production has fallen to new depths.
- Intensity, as of colors, silence, or emotion.
- Profundity of thought.
- Lowness of pitch.
The depth of winter.
The depths of a wood.
The depth of field in this picture is amazing.
In the depth of the crisis.
In the depths of winter.
An example of depth is a swimming pool being six feet deep.
An example of depth is the darkness of a purple dress.
In the depth of an economic depression.
A novel of great depth.
I am out of my depth when it comes to cooking.
A team with depth at every position.
- In a thorough and comprehensive way.Analysis in depth.
- In water too deep for one.
- Past one's ability or understanding.
Origin of depth
- Middle English depthe from dep deep deep
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).