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DEPTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depth mean? 

DEPTH (noun)
  The noun DEPTH has 5 senses:

1. extent downward or backward or inward
2. degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
3. (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part
4. (usually plural) a low moral state
5. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

  Familiarity information: DEPTH used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPTH (noun)


Sense 1depth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extent downward or backward or inward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

the depth of the water / depth of a shelf / depth of a closet

Hypernyms ("depth" is a kind of...):

extent (the distance or area or volume over which something extends)

Attribute:

shallow (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply)

deep (relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply)

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

deep (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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depth"):

deepness; profoundness; profundity (the quality of being physically deep)

draft; draught (the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded))

penetration (the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target))

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

shallowness (the quality of lacking physical depth)


Sense 2depth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("depth" is a kind of...):

degree; grade; level (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depth"):

profoundness; profundity (intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc)

shallowness; superficiality (lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling)


Sense 3depth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) the deepest and most remote part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context examples:

from the depths of darkest Africa / signals received from the depths of space

Hypernyms ("depth" is a kind of...):

part; region (the extended spatial location of something)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depth"):

back of beyond (a very remote and inaccessible place)


Sense 4depth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) a low moral state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

he had sunk to the depths of addiction

Hypernyms ("depth" is a kind of...):

abasement; abjection; degradation (a low or downcast state)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


Sense 5depth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

deepness; astuteness; profoundness; profundity; depth

Hypernyms ("depth" is a kind of...):

sapience; wisdom (ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight)


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