|1.||[ noun ] extent downward or backward or inward|
: "the depth of the water" "depth of a shelf" "depth of a closet"
|Related terms:||extent penetration shallowness sounding deepness draft deep deep shallow shallow|
|2.||[ noun ] degree of psychological or intellectual depth|
|Related terms:||degree superficiality profundity|
|3.||[ noun ] (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part|
"from the depths of darkest Africa" "signals received from the depths of space"
|Related terms:||region back_of_beyond plural|
|4.||[ noun ] (usually plural) a low moral state|
"he had sunk to the depths of addiction"
|Related terms:||abasement plural|
|5.||[ noun ] the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas|
|Synonyms:||profundity profoundness astuteness|