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Depth meaning

depth - 8 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.
  3. 3. Lowness; as, depth of sound.
  4. 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 winter.
  5. 5. The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
  6. 6. A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
  7. 7. The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.
  8. 8. Deepness; profundity; a deep place.

depth - examples of usage

  1. To sink into its cool, sweet depth! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He looked down into it, and saw that it was of great depth, with water at the bottom. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. He looked down the well, and saw, at a great depth, the reflection of the sky in the still water. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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