Meaning of DEPTH in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈdepth ]


( plural depths ˈdepths, ˈdep(t)s)

Etymology: Middle English, from dep deep

Date: 14th century



(1) : a deep place in a body of water

fish living at great depth s

(2) : a part that is far from the outside or surface

the depth s of the woods

(3) : abyss 2


(1) : a profound or intense state (as of thought or feeling)

the depth s of misery

also : a reprehensibly low condition

hadn't realized that standards had fallen to such depth s

(2) : the middle of a time (as winter)

(3) : the worst part


a. : the perpendicular measurement downward from a surface

b. : the direct linear measurement from front to back

3. : the quality of being deep

4. : the degree of intensity

depth of a color

also : the quality of being profound (as in insight) or full (as of knowledge)

5. : the quality or state of being complete or thorough

a study will be made in depth

6. : a large number of good players

a team that lacks depth

• depth·less ˈdepth-ləs adjective

- beyond one's depth

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.