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Definition 1: the extent downward or backward or inward - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where depth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the depth of the water
  • depth of a shelf
  • depth of a closet

Synonyms for depth in the sense of this definition

(depth is a kind of ...) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of depth ) the quality of lacking physical depth

"take into account the shallowness at that end of the pool before you dive"

(... is a kind of depth ) a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line

(... is a kind of depth ) the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target)

(... is a kind of depth ) the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)

(... is a kind of depth ) the quality of being physically deep

"the profundity of the mine was almost a mile"

(... are attributes of depth) having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination

"a deep well" "a deep dive" "deep water" "a deep casserole" "a deep gash" "deep massage" "deep pressure receptors in muscles" "deep shelves" "a deep closet" "surrounded by a deep yard" "hit the ball to deep center field" "in deep space" "waist-deep"

(... are attributes of depth) lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center

"shallow water" "a shallow dish" "a shallow cut" "a shallow closet" "established a shallow beachhead" "hit the ball to shallow left field"

(... are attributes of depth) relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

"a deep breath" "a deep sigh" "deep concentration" "deep emotion" "a deep trance" "in a deep sleep"

(... are attributes of depth) not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply

"shallow breathing" "a night of shallow fretful sleep" "in a shallow trance"

Definition 2: degree of psychological or intellectual profundity - [noun denoting attribute]

(depth is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

(... is a kind of depth ) intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc

"the depth of my feeling" "the profoundness of the silence"

(... is a kind of depth ) lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling

Definition 3: the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where depth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the depth of his breathing
  • the depth of his sighs
  • the depth of his emotion

(depth is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Definition 4: the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for depth in the sense of this definition

(depth is a kind of ...) ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

Definition 5: (usually plural) a low moral state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where depth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had sunk to the depths of addiction

(depth is a kind of ...) a low or downcast state

"each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"

(depth is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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