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Noun: depth  depth
  1. The extent downward, backward or inward
    "depth of a shelf"; "the depth of the water";
    - deepness
  2. Degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
  3. (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part
    "from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space"
  4. (usually plural) a low moral state
    "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"
  5. The intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    - astuteness, profundity, profoundness, deepness
  6. 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"

Derived forms: depths

See also: deep, shallow

Type of: abasement, abjection, attribute, degradation, degree, extent, grade, level, part, region, sapience, wisdom

Encyclopedia: Depth