1. the extent downward or backward or inward

- the depth of the water

- depth of a shelf

- depth of a closet

Similar word(s): deepness

Definition categories: attribute, extent

2. degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

Definition categories: attribute, degree, grade, level

3. (usually plural) a low moral state

- he had sunk to the depths of addiction

Definition categories: state, abasement, abjection, degradation

4. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

Similar word(s): astuteness, deepness, profoundness, profundity

Definition categories: thought, sapience, wisdom

5. 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

Definition categories: attribute

6. (literary, chiefly in the plural) A very remote part.

- Into the depths of the jungle...

- In the depths of the night,

Sentences with depth as a noun:

- Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay.

- The depth of her misery was apparent to everyone.

- The depth of the crisis had been exaggerated.

- We were impressed by the depth of her knowledge.

- the depth of a sound

- The depth of field in this picture is amazing.

- in the depth of the crisis

- in the depths of winter