From Middle English depthe, from Old English *dīepþ (“depth”), from Proto-Germanic *diupiþō (“depth”), equivalent to deep + -th. Cognate with Scots deepth (“depth”), West Frisian djipte (“depth”), Dutch diepte (“depth”), Low German Deepde (“depth”), Danish dybde (“depth”), Icelandic dýpt (“depth”), Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍀𐌹𐌸𐌰 (diupiþa, “depth”).
depth (plural depths)
- The vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep.
- Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay.
- The distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet.
- (figuratively) The intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, situation, etc.
- 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
- (computing, colors) The total palette of available colors.
- (art, photography) The property of appearing three-dimensional.
- The depth of field in this picture is amazing.
- (literary, chiefly in the plural) The deepest part. (Usually of a body of water.)
- The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.
- (literary, chiefly in the plural) A very remote part.
- Into the depths of the jungle...
- In the depths of the night,
- The most severe part.
- in the depth of the crisis
- in the depths of winter
- (logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
- (horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
- (statistics) The lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values.
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vertical distance below a surface
- Latvian: dziļums m, dzelme f, dzīle f
- Lithuanian: gylis m, gilumas m
- Low German:
- German Low German: Deepde f
- Luxembourgish: Déift f
- Malay: kedalaman
- Bokmål: dybde m
- Occitan: prigondor (oc) f
- Polish: głębokość (pl) f
- Portuguese: profundidade (pt) f, fundura f
- Romanian: adâncime (ro), profunzime (ro)
- Russian: глубина́ (ru) f (glubiná)
- Slovak: hĺbka f
- Spanish: profundidad (es) f
- Swahili: kina (sw), kiini (sw)
- Swedish: djup (sv) n (1,2), vidd (sv) c, (3) färgdjup (4)
- Thai: ความลึก (kwaam léuk)
- Ukrainian: глибина́ f (hlybyná)
- Vietnamese: độ sâu
- Zulu: ukushona class 15, ubude class 14