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English noun: depth

1. depth (attribute) the extent downward or backward or inward

SamplesThe depth of the water.
Depth of a shelf.
Depth of a closet.


Broader (hypernym)extent

Narrower (hyponym)deepness, draft, draught, penetration, profoundness, profundity, shallowness, sounding

Attributedeep, deep, shallow, shallow

2. depth (attribute) degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level

Narrower (hyponym)profoundness, profundity, shallowness, superficiality

3. depth (location) (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part

SamplesFrom the depths of darkest Africa.
Signals received from the depths of space.

Broader (hypernym)part, region

Narrower (hyponym)back of beyond

Domain usageplural, plural form

4. depth (state) (usually plural) a low moral state

SamplesHe had sunk to the depths of addiction.

Broader (hypernym)abasement, abjection, degradation

Domain usageplural, plural form

5. depth (cognition) the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

Synonymsastuteness, deepness, profoundness, profundity

Broader (hypernym)sapience, wisdom

6. depth (attribute) the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense

SamplesThe depth of his breathing.
The depth of his sighs,.
The depth of his emotion.

Broader (hypernym)attribute

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