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
2. degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
3. (usually plural) a low moral state
- he had sunk to the depths of addiction
4. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
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