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Definition of "depth" []

  • The condition or quality of being deep. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • The measurement or sense of distance from an observation point, such as linear perspective in painting. (noun)
  • A deep part or place. Often used in the plural: the ocean depths; in the depths of the forest. (noun)
  • The most profound or intense part or stage: the depth of despair; an experience that touched the depths of tragedy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "depth" in a sentence
  • "(organization unit ID), and $depth (organization unit depth) are the variables over which we have control."
  • "And it seems like the local online news site that seems to cover the tea-baggers regularly and in depth is the Seattle PI."
  • "Third in depth is the Russell 3000 index covering 99% of the U.S. market."