1 deepness, extent, measure, profundity, profoundness:
The depth of the cavern was at least three miles.
2 profundity, profoundness, abstruseness, obscurity, reconditeness, complexity, intricacy:
There is great depth of meaning in many proverbs.
3 profundity, wisdom, sagacity, sageness, understanding, perception, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, insight, intuition, acumen, penetration:
One would scarcely characterize Mickey Mouse as possessed of great depth.
4 intensity, profundity, strength; vividness, brilliance, brilliancy, brightness, richness:
It is hard for me to express the depth of my feeling for you. The depth of colour is much better in this picture.
5 depths. deep(s), abyss, abysm, chasm, bowels of the earth, (bottomless) pit, nethermost reaches or regions, nadir:
As we descended into the depths the temperature increased. She is in the depths of despair and needs your moral support.
6 in depth. thoroughly, comprehensively, in detail, profoundly, deeply, extensively, intensively, concentratedly, probingly:
The specialists have looked into the problem in depth and have no answer yet.
going down to great depths below the surface Younger students cannot be expected to have great depth of understanding.
Water normally moves more slowly at shallower depths.
the abyssal depths of the ocean
| black, dark, murky | surprising, unexpected
the unexpected depth of his feelings for her
music of great emotional depth
The camera must be strong enough to resist the immense water pressure at depth.
| at/from/to a ~ of
These fish are found at a depth of over 100 metres.
| at/from/to a … ~
The clam burrows in the sand to a considerable depth.
| in ~
I studied phonology in depth at university.
| out of your ~
I don't like going out of my depth in the sea.
| ~s of
The rejection plunged her into the dark depths of despair.
the depths (of the ocean/sea)
sharks lurking in the murky grey depths of the sea
| depth of emotion/feeling
The demonstration showed the depth of feeling against the war.
| the ocean depths
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