[syn: astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, deepness]
6. the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense;
- Example: "the depth of his breathing"
- Example: "the depth of his sighs,"
- Example: "the depth of his emotion"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Depth \Depth\ (s[e^]pth), n. [From Deep; akin to D. diepte,
Icel. d[=y]pt, d[=y]p[eth], Goth. diupi[thorn]a.]
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. 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. --Keble.
3. Lowness; as, depth of sound.
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
From you unclouded depth above. --Keble.
The depth closed me round about. --Jonah ii. 5.
5. (Logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract
conception or notion includes; the comprehension or
6. (Horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
7. (A["e]ronautics) The perpendicular distance from the chord
to the farthest point of an arched surface.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
8. (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 of a sail (Naut.), the extent of a square sail from
the head rope to the foot rope; the length of the after
leach of a staysail or boom sail; -- commonly called the
drop of a sail.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of
the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet" [syn:
2: degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
3: (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part; "from the
depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths
4: (usually plural) a low moral state; "he had sunk to the
depths of addiction"
5: the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn:
astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth,
6: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
139 Moby Thesaurus words for "depth":
French pitch, Sophia, abstruseness, abysm, abyss, acumen,
amplitude, area, astuteness, bigness, bodily size, body,
bottomless pit, brain, breadth, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy,
broad-mindedness, bulk, caliber, cavity, chasm, classical pitch,
coarseness, complexity, comprehensively, corpulence, coverage,
crater, crevasse, deep, deeply, deepness, deeps, depths, diameter,
dimension, dimensions, distance through, draft, drop, erudition,
expanse, expansion, extension, extensively, extent, fatness, gauge,
girth, good understanding, greatness, grossness, gulf, height,
high pitch, hole, hollow, in detail, innerness, inness, insight,
intellect, intelligence, intensity, intensively, interiority,
internality, internalization, intricacy, intrinsicality,
introversion, intuition, inwardness, keenness, key, largeness,
length, low pitch, lowness, magnitude, mass, measure, measurement,
mellow wisdom, nadir, new philharmonic pitch, note, obscurity,
penetration, perception, perspicaciousness, perspicacity,
philharmonic pitch, philosophical pitch, pit, pitch, profoundly,
profoundness, profundity, proportion, proportions, radius, range,
reach, reconditeness, register, richness, ripe wisdom, sagacity,
sageness, sapience, scale, scope, seasoned understanding, sense,
shaft, sharpness, size, sound understanding, sounding, spread,
standard pitch, strength, the third dimension, thickness,
thoroughly, tonality, tone, tune, understanding, vividness, volume,
well, width, wisdom, wiseness, yawning abyss