• the vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep
  • the distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet
  • the intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, situation, etc.
  • lowness
  • the total palette of available colors
  • the property of appearing three-dimensional
  • the deepest part
  • a very remote part.
  • the most severe part
  • the number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content
  • a pair of toothed wheels which work together
  • the perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface
  • the lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values


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  • From Middle English depthe, from Old English *dīepþ, from Proto-Germanic *diupiþō, equivalent to deep + -th. Cognate with Scots deepth, Saterland Frisian Djüpte, West Frisian djipte, Dutch diepte, Low German Deepde, Danish dybde, Icelandic dýpt, Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍀𐌹𐌸𐌰.

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