• WordNet 3.6
    • n depth degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
    • n depth the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense "the depth of his breathing","the depth of his sighs," "the depth of his emotion"
    • n depth the extent downward or backward or inward "the depth of the water","depth of a shelf","depth of a closet"
    • n depth the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    • n depth (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part "from the depths of darkest Africa","signals received from the depths of space"
    • n depth (usually plural) a low moral state "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres
    • Depth (Horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
    • Depth Lowness; as, depth of sound.
    • Depth Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color. "Mindful of that heavenly love
      Which knows no end in depth or height."
    • Depth 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. "From you unclouded depth above.""The depth closed me round about."
    • Depth (Computers) the maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; -- of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; -- used of call stacks.
    • Depth (Logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
    • Depth (Aëronautics) The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.
    • Depth 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one fifth of your vision, but all your sense of depth.
    • n depth Deepness; distance or extension, as measured From the surface or top downward: opposed to height: as, the depth of the ocean, of a mine, a ditch, etc.
    • n depth A deep place, literally or figuratively; an abyss; the sea.
    • n depth The deepest, innermost, or most central part of anything; the part most remote from the boundary or outer limits: as, the depth of winter or of night; in the depths of a jungle or a forest.
    • n depth Abstruseness; obscurity; that which is not easily explored: as, the depth of a science.
    • n depth Immensity; infinity; intensity.
    • n depth Profoundness; profundity; extent of penetration, or of the capacity of penetrating: as, depth of understanding; depth of skill.
    • n depth In painting, darkness and richness of tone: as, great depth of color.
    • n depth In logic, the quantity of comprehension; the totality of those attributes which an idea involves in itself, and which cannot be taken away from it without destroying it. This use of the word was borrowed by Hamilton from certain late Greek writers.
    • n depth Beyond one's depth, in water too deep for safety; hence, beyond one's ability or means.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12,000 feet.
    • n Depth depth deepness: the measure of deepness down or inwards: a deep place: the sea: the middle, as depth of winter: abstruseness: extent of sagacity and penetration
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  • Ashanti Proverb
    Ashanti Proverb
    “No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.”
  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.”
  • Bible
    “Oh the depth of both the wisdom and riches of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways beyond understanding.”
  • Homer
    “I detest the man who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
  • Georges Bernanos
    “No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Deep; akin to D. diepte, Icel. dȳpt, dȳpð, Goth. diupiþa,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Not in A.S.; Skeat makes it Ice. dýpð, from djúpr, deep.


In literature:

When this was allowed, he was able to continue the work until he had got to a depth of 19ft.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
She saw an opening that led into the depths below.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The depth of the soil-layer also determines the quantity.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
It was also obvious that there must be a finite depth to the earth below our feet.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
At more than one point a depth exceeding 1000 fathoms has been ascertained.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Its depth is unknown.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The man stooped down and kissed the upturned face, and looked long into the beautiful gray depths he loved so well.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The height (or depth) of a mould is 4.5 to 5 cm.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Oh, what depth of anguish!
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Generally, it stands about 800 feet below the edge, and the depth is about 1400 feet.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock

In poetry:

And—like that Fisher gazing in
The sea-depths, pining
For days gone by, who saw Julin
Beneath him shining,
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
O France, although you sleep
We call you, we the forbidden!
The shadows have ears,
And the depths have cries.
"Luna" by Victor Marie Hugo
A singular
Thing, it was, I thought, yet
From the water's depths,
Not from the mountains' peaks,
Comes moonlight.
"A singular Thing" by Ki no Tsurayuki
Despise Him not for lying there,
First what He is inquire;
An orient pearl is often found
In depth of dirty mire.
"Behold A Silly Tender Babe" by Robert Southwell
The rubies of your lips were mined
From richer depths below.
The lily and the rose of you
No white, no red can show.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
O in the depths of midnight
What fancies haunt the brain!
When even the sigh of the sleeper
Sounds like a sob of pain.
"In The Dark" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Together they publish at and have authored books, e-books and magazines that provide independent and in-depth coverage of the Minnesota Twins from a fan's perspective.
Canton redesigned its GLE series of loudspeakers?which includes six models: two floor-standing models, two compact loudspeakers, a horizontal center-channel, and a low-depth on-wall loudspeaker.
An in-depth characterization of maize-derived trypsin revealed an unusual nonconsensus N-linked glycosylation.
Born in October 2011, the authority, a joint effort between the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills, is moving ahead on an in-depth analysis of the corridor, from Mayfield in Farmington east to Eight Mile Road in Farmington Hills.
The word actually dates to ancient Rome, where it was identified as a virtue representing dignity and depth of character.
Irreverent online environmental magazine offers in-depth reporting with "secret sauce".
An in-depth look at Washington D.C.'s sports identity.
Mark O'Connor, who played his "American Seasons," showing varied fiddle styles but no depth of ideas.
'Across the Sea, Across the Plains' tells of handcart pioneers in depth.
Cut, auto steer, automatic depth control.
But it's the toasted hazelnuts that take this pesto to another level – enticingly fragrant, they lend a wonderfully rich depth to the finished sauce.
Cnc Ported Ls Series Chevrolet Head Stock Slug Depth.
More than 125 plumbing contractors recently braved chilly early-morning temperatures for an in-depth briefing on the new Rheem HP-50 Heat Pump Water Heater at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland.
Gain an in-depth understanding of Heifer 's approach to sustainable development by meeting the people involved in Heifer 's projects and hearing their stories.
In July of 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered Gen Douglas MacArthur to rout the so-called "bonus army": US veterans who had come to Washington, DC, seeking advance bonus payments.

In science:

Note that, for sufficiently large c0 , Gazmuri’s depth-one algorithm outperforms the depth-zero algorithm for arbitrary α.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
We have introduced and analysed mainly two types of algorithms, namely depth-zero and depth-one algorithms.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
We also observed that depth-zero algorithms were outperformed by depth-one algorithms.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
To prove the martingale property we use Lemma 7, where X = Xk , Y = T W (xk , d + 1) and f is a pro jection function which pro jects a depth-d + 1 tree T W (xk , d + 1) onto a depth-d tree T W (xk , d) by truncating the d + 1-st layer.
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
The potential is a hard spheres plus a square-well potential, in the limit where the depth of the well goes to infinity, and its width goes to zero, in such a way that the product of depth and width remains constant.
Clusters in Simple Fluids